A rural women’s association used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to organise wool processing training courses and to create employment opportunities by valorising wool, a by-product of sheep meat production.
Projects & Practice
Communities coming together to collaboratively develop locally suited, innovative actions to mitigate climate change in rural Finland.
Local renewable energy opportunities generated through knowledge exchange, capacity building and training on sustainable forest management and energy transition.
A transnational cooperation project to promote DIY solutions for renewable energy production in rural communities.
Rural coworking spaces create opportunities for cooperation and innovation in rural areas while helping to attract new professionals to settle in the countryside.
The largest inter-territorial cooperation project in Finland for 2014-2020, aims to promote cultural heritage as a vehicle for tourism development.
On-farm processing can add value to the product and can also make farming a more attractive choice for young farmers - as demonstrated by a berry farm in Finland.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
Promoting the use of a landscape feature, as it is the dry-stone constructions, to stimulate territorial development.
A feasibility study was launched in order to set the foundations for turning an ancient crater lake into a driver for local development.