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.
Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
Adjustments to water management and remedial measures help to preserve protected areas and conserve the landscape of the Western Langstraat.
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
A dedicated communications campaign to promote the launch of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) in Finland.
A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.