As the environmental measures under the RDP in 2007-2013 were not taken up well by the farming community, LEADER was used to promote biodiversity projects across the Åland Islands (Finland) in the programming period 2014-2020.
Projects & Practice
A case study on NRN support to designing LEADER.
Sustainable development is a cross-cutting theme in LEADER Ravakka’s (Finland) current local development strategy. The aim is to encourage local organisations to combat climate change by becoming more active in implementing environmentally friendly projects.
A transnational cooperation project to promote DIY solutions for renewable energy production in rural communities.
An example of a LEADER financed local festival that became a tool to promote cultural heritage and create the conditions necessary for sustainable local development.
Using LEADER support to set up a climbing park and create opportunities for diversified local economic development.
EAFRD funding enabled the Monemvasia Winery to relocate to meet growing demand for Monemvasia-Malvasia wine.
SILTA supports entrepreneurship among young people by providing a cooperative structure through which they can grow their business ideas and receive training, mentoring and peer support.
Supporting co-operation and knowledge sharing to tackle eutrophication in a vulnerable lake system.
The largest inter-territorial cooperation project in Finland for 2014-2020, aims to promote cultural heritage as a vehicle for tourism development.