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.
Projects & Practice
for sustainable rural areas
LINC stands for Leader Inspired Network Community, an initiative of Local Action Groups and Network Support Units.
A project that supports the integration of young immigrants into Swedish society and is organised by young immigrants themselves.
Many small towns have the problem of vacant sales spaces and an innovative concept to revitalise city centres is to offer flexible rental options to pop-up shops. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Popular Vote' category.
A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
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 Local Action Group engaged local coordinators to stimulate volunteer action and engagement in grassroots initiatives.
A LEADER project that promoted the use of the local natural heritage as a lever for sustainable local development.
‘Nature Connects’ is a campaign to raise and generate awareness on the importance of biodiversity in rural landscapes by bringing together land owners, experts and the broader public.