The construction of a kindergarten and a nursery to increase rural pre-school provision, contribute to improving local services, and help retain young families from the rural areas.
Projects & Practice
The project focuses on improving access to agricultural land for new farmers and on adapting conventional agriculture to new agricultural systems based on the production or maintenance of biodiversity through profitable and innovative practices.
The project aim was for the Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas region to reach UNESCO Global Geopark status and this was achieved in summer 2020. Through project activities regional municipalities, Metsähallitus, Natural Resources Institute Finland, companies, associations, educational institutions and individual residents have worked together to develop the region and to construct a sustainable nature tourism destination.
The Digitally Visiting project has pioneered digital skill development in Central Finland. The project has demonstrated that there is a large need for local digital support to develop residents’ digital skills, especially in remote rural regions. The project encouraged and guided rural residents to use electronic services and so has contributed to making rural living in Central Finland more appealing.
Support from the Swedish Rural Development Programme helped improve accessibility for visitors in a restored municipal nature reserve.
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.
Using RDP support to acquire new equipment for a small town's public kitchen.
A community centre used support from the rural development programme to enhance its services and premises in order not to exclude people with Dementia.
An infrastructure investment to solve the problem of waste water treatment in a sparsely populated rural municipality.