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.
Rural coworking spaces create opportunities for cooperation and innovation in rural areas while helping to attract new professionals to settle in the countryside.
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 project to address depopulation and attract new settlers in rural areas of the Aragon region.
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.
A project that demonstrates how agri-environment support can significantly help the protection of the environment while also increasing the profitability of a farm.
At a time when news reporting is often controlled by a few, large media channels, a LEADER project gave voice to small local communities.
A young farmer received RDP support to set up a new horticultural seedling production facility and create employment for her family.
The creation of wetlands in the agricultural landscape can contribute in decreasing the leakage of nutrients into water bodies.