This project is an example of how villagers can get access to high-speed broadband networks even in remote and sparsely populated rural areas. It is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Rural Revitalisation' category.
Projects & Practice
Rural coworking spaces create opportunities for cooperation and innovation in rural areas while helping to attract new professionals to settle in the countryside.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
Expanding a water reservoir and installing a solar farm to reduce the energy costs of irrigation.
A company that was focused on field crops diversified its activities by setting up a business incubator to boost the economic development of an area with high unemployment.
A small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.
A start-up business in Finland used RDP financing to carry out a feasibility study which helped lower the risks in upscaling their production capacity of biocomposites.
A bakery company producing high quality traditional bakery products used support from the rural development programme to modernise and expand its production capacity.
This inter-territorial cooperation project sought to expand a network of co-working spaces in rural Catalonia and raise awareness of their benefits.
A community broadband initiative delivered fast broadband access to hundreds of residents in a sparsely populated region of Kuhmo in eastern Finland.