Strong underlying values and connections to academic institutions support LEADER/CLLD in Croatia, where the LEADER network is convinced that the LEADER/CLLD approach is of significant relevance at all levels of rural development.
Projects & Practice
Piloting a tool that helps assess the impact potential and necessary points of improvement of LEADER projects, already during the project’s application phase.
A small family forestry business used RDP support to acquire new machinery that would enable it to respond to the increasing demand for forest services.
A project that supports the integration of young immigrants into Swedish society and is organised by young immigrants themselves.
A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
In order to take advantage of the enormous potential of outdoor tourism, fostering cooperation and networking among the local actors is essential.
Setting up a micro-fund as an alternative way to provide guarantees or loans for small, local organisations.
Visualising how today’s archeological sites and antique remains looked in ancient times using a smartphone application.
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.
LAG-owned projects in Sweden are used to allow small seed-funding for specific purposes.