Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Projects & Practice
A dedicated communications campaign to promote the launch of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) in Finland.
Supporting regional planning using transnational cooperation, with a particular focus on local public-private partnerships
An example of an initiative promoting energy efficiency that addresses climate change through targeted actions at grassroots level.
RDP support enabled a home-based business that sells quality vegetarian food products to increase its production capacity and reach out to an international market.
The largest inter-territorial cooperation project in Finland for 2014-2020, aims to promote cultural heritage as a vehicle for tourism development.
On-farm processing can add value to the product and can also make farming a more attractive choice for young farmers - as demonstrated by a berry farm in Finland.
A young female farmer decided to renovated an old building on the family farm and offer accommodation for tourists.
A young female farmer in Italy received RDP support to convert to organic fruit production.
The project considered built heritage as a development lever for a rural area and relied upon the younger generation to raise awareness about it and to take care of it in the longer term.