Sweden’s National Rural Network has set up thematic working groups to improve and encourage the role of rural stakeholders in the delivery of rural development activity.
Projects & Practice
LINC stands for Leader Inspired Network Community, an initiative of Local Action Groups and Network Support Units.
Set up an operational group to test different practices for optimal catch crop management and assess their efficiency in reducing nitrogen and carbon emissions.
Many small towns have the problem of vacant sales spaces and an innovative concept to revitalise city centres is to offer flexible rental options to pop-up shops. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Popular Vote' category.
A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
Developing a herd management tool to optimise efficiency and animal welfare on dairy farms.
An innovative concept to revitalise the city centre of an Austrian town by offering flexible rental options to pop up shops.
A LEADER project that promoted the use of the local natural heritage as a lever for sustainable local development.
An intercultural youth event that allows young people from neighboring countries to learn about each other’s language and culture and to exchange experiences.
At a time when news reporting is often controlled by a few, large media channels, a LEADER project gave voice to small local communities.