An example of an initiative promoting energy efficiency that addresses climate change through targeted actions at grassroots level.
Projects & Practice
Promoting the sustainable management of small, privately owned forests. This is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'LEADER' category.
A company that produces ice-cider in northern Sweden, combined RDP support and crowdfunding to plant an apple orchard that would support its production needs.
The project considered built heritage as a development lever for a rural area and relied upon the younger generation to raise awareness about it and to take care of it in the longer term.
Previously uncultivated and overgrown agricultural land was restored and was used to set up a new competitive and sustainable business.
LEADER support was used to exploit the potential of using large quantities of waste wood from landscape management as a renewable energy source.
The project supported the area of Chimay to promote 'green tourism' and boost local development by fostering cooperation among local stakeholders.