Sweden’s National Rural Network has set up thematic working groups to improve and encourage the role of rural stakeholders in the delivery of rural development activity.
Projects & Practice
LINC stands for Leader Inspired Network Community, an initiative of Local Action Groups and Network Support Units.
A project that supports the integration of young immigrants into Swedish society and is organised by young immigrants themselves.
A series of knowledge-transfer activities to increase knowledge and skills on organic plant and animal production, processing and marketing.
In order to take advantage of the enormous potential of outdoor tourism, fostering cooperation and networking among the local actors is essential.
On farm care is a new type of service which can help farms diversify while significantly contributing to a more natural rehabilitation process for people in need.
A small successful food market initiative in Sweden used EAFRD funding to help migrants develop their skills, find employment and set up their own business.
An advisory programme on reducing nutrient pollution, implemented at county level, helps minimise the impact of agriculture on the environment.
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.
A cooperative association in Sweden received EAFRD support to offer a tailored course aimed at immigrants, building on their experience of rural life and improving their language skills to increase their prospects of finding work.