Communities in Romania, Flanders (Belgium) and Scotland worked collectively to create a model for community-led sustainable tourism development.
Projects & Practice
A TNC cooperation project in which partner areas with long coastlines worked together to strike a balance between protecting the environment and opening up their areas to tourists in a sustainable way.
A family farm specialising in high quality beef cattle breeding used Rural Development Programme support to acquire new, cost-saving and more environmentally-friendly machinery.
A dynamic agricultural cooperative used Rural Development Programme support for the setting up of a modern seed processing facility in order to enhance its competitiveness.
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.
A project to enhance the facilities on a geological site, enable new visitor-based activities and attract more visitors who will spend more time in the area.
Expanding a viticulture business to meet market demand by investing in modern and efficient equipment.
The GrowBiz approach to enterprise support is based on building long-term relationships with businesses and encouraging them to connect, collaborate, share and network with other enterprises in their local community and further afield.
Support from the rural development programme for England enabled an entrepreneur to upgrade his ales brewing business.
An association working in a remote village in rural Latvia, used RDP support to set up a wood and glass workshop thus creating new employment and income opportunities for the local people.