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
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
A sports club used RDP support to renovate its facilities and offer a space that contributes to the integration of immigrants in the local society.
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
Set up an operational group to improve the efficiency of the fruit production sector in Spain by developing new approaches for joint management of farms.
A project that supports the integration of young immigrants into Swedish society and is organised by young immigrants themselves.
Rural coworking spaces create opportunities for cooperation and innovation in rural areas while helping to attract new professionals to settle in the countryside.
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.
A young female farmer introduced a blackberry plantation into a wheat and barley production area and created added value by developing a new range of products. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Improving competitiveness' category.
Expanding a water reservoir and installing a solar farm to reduce the energy costs of irrigation.