An association used RDP support to turn the ‘disadvantages’ of long periods of cold and darkness in northern Sweden, into a unique selling point for tourism.
Projects & Practice
In order to take advantage of the enormous potential of outdoor tourism, fostering cooperation and networking among the local actors is essential.
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.
A very small island in Sweden used EAFRD support to broaden the range of services offered by a village shop by building a café area and a kitchen.
Slovak cultural association Microregion Juzne Sitno used EAFRD support to organise courses in ceramic production and wool processing, reviving a local tradition.
A Slovakian town used EAFRD support to create an educational trail promoting the historical, cultural and natural heritage of the local area.
A Slovakian association used popular fairytales to enhance tourist attractions for children, increasing overall visitor numbers and marketing opportunities.