A voluntary rescue team used LEADER support to obtain equipment to enable the volunteers to increase the range of incidents they can respond to, as well as to raise awareness among the local population about volunteering.
Projects & Practice
The project aim was for the Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas region to reach UNESCO Global Geopark status and this was achieved in summer 2020. Through project activities regional municipalities, Metsähallitus, Natural Resources Institute Finland, companies, associations, educational institutions and individual residents have worked together to develop the region and to construct a sustainable nature tourism destination.
Slow Trips unites partners from six EU Member States to communicate and market innovative tourism products characterised by sustainability and participation and to attract new target groups of tourists who are dissatisfied with superficial sightseeing.
The ReWI project inspires young people to examine entrepreneurship from the perspective of the circular economy. The project has opened up a wide range of opportunities for young people, resulting in 40 new circular economy enterprises.
The Digitally Visiting project has pioneered digital skill development in Central Finland. The project has demonstrated that there is a large need for local digital support to develop residents’ digital skills, especially in remote rural regions. The project encouraged and guided rural residents to use electronic services and so has contributed to making rural living in Central Finland more appealing.
In response to increasing demand for wood fuel, a wood processing company in Greece, used support from the LEADER measure to set up a new pellet production line.
Targeted advice on climate mitigation actions for individual farms provides farmers with consultant support to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Communities coming together to collaboratively develop locally suited, innovative actions to mitigate climate change in rural Finland.
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.
Using LEADER support to set up a climbing park and create opportunities for diversified local economic development.