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
In order to strengthen and expand the function of a community café as a focal point of the village community, the outdoor area of the old school hosting the café was rebuilt and designed in such a way that community events can be held outdoors.
Organising a series of educational events to raise awareness and interest about the environmental functions of the peatlands in Brandenburg.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
A project addressing the Water Framework Directive, by restoring the natural flow of a stream, while preserving the local cultural heritage and protecting from floods.
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.
Offering health and support services to elderly people and those in need by converting a former vicarage into a community care facility.
A young farmer received RDP support to set up a new horticultural seedling production facility and create employment for her family.