A young female farmer introduced a blackberry plantation into a wheat and barley production area and created added value by developing a new range of products. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Improving competitiveness' category.
Projects & Practice
An innovative concept to revitalise the city centre of an Austrian town by offering flexible rental options to pop up shops.
Promoting the use of a landscape feature, as it is the dry-stone constructions, to stimulate territorial development.
A transnational cooperation project on converting abandoned parish houses to accommodate tourists.
This inter-territorial cooperation project sought to expand a network of co-working spaces in rural Catalonia and raise awareness of their benefits.
A Finnish NGO used EAFRD funding in a transnational project to exchange and develop best practices for integrating immigrants and refugees in rural areas.
Austria`s Mühlviertel region developed an organic brand as a marketing tool to promote local producers, suppliers and tourism.
RDP support financed the design of circular cyclist trial of 146 km across the regional park Sierra Espuña. This kind of tourism promotes local development while ensuring minimum environmental impact.