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
A female entrepreneur set up a company to produce high quality fashion products made of natural material.
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.
A farmer in a Less Favoured Area turned to organic agriculture and began growing ancient varieties of cereals. He has achieved sustainability through niche, quality production.
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.
Poland’s RDP allocated a ‘lump sum’ funding package for LEADER Local Actions Groups to help them prepare their Local Development Strategies for the 2014-2020 period.
Acquisition of a wood chipper that produces chips for cogeneration more efficiently, thus reducing the cost of tools and consumables per unit of finished product.
The project supported the construction of a water supply network in the village of Reka, ensuring that all inhabitants have adequate access to water.
A project that supports the integration of young immigrants into Swedish society and is organised by young immigrants themselves.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.