A project that combines research, environmental education and forestry practice and is aimed at small and medium-sized private forest owners who are severely affected by climate change.
Projects & Practice
Developing a digital platform and a setting up a meeting place to ensure the local supply and socialising needs of the village of Remmesweiler.
Setting up an inter-generational cooperative, bringing generations together to help each other and share their knowledge and skills.
The project aim was for the Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas region to reach UNESCO Global Geopark status and this was achieved in summer 2020. Through project activities regional municipalities, Metsähallitus, Natural Resources Institute Finland, companies, associations, educational institutions and individual residents have worked together to develop the region and to construct a sustainable nature tourism destination.
The project aimed to develop a cargo bike delivery service in the town of Burgsteinfurt that would benefit local people, local retailers and the environment. The service enjoyed ever-increasing demand over the project period with the participation of 15 retailers.
The Digitally Visiting project has pioneered digital skill development in Central Finland. The project has demonstrated that there is a large need for local digital support to develop residents’ digital skills, especially in remote rural regions. The project encouraged and guided rural residents to use electronic services and so has contributed to making rural living in Central Finland more appealing.
Reducing the gap between generations and promoting social cohesion in order to reverse population decline in rural areas.
A dairy cooperative used LEADER support to set up a biorefinery plant for recovering energy from whey.
Helping elderly people to maintain their independence and remain in their own homes.
Using LEADER support to set up an electric car sharing scheme in a rural community.