Local regeneration project in Slovakia revitalises rural village amenities.
Projects & Practice
Harnessing cultural heritage as a rural development tool in Slovakia.
A partnership between farms and a cooperative to modernise the production of dairy products and establish their own short supply chain.
Rural Development Programme investment support has boosted the productivity and competitiveness of a family dairy business and helped to safeguard more than 60 jobs.
Setting up a toy museum in a small island village to provide children with access to cultural activities and to stimulate the local economy.
Setting up and expanding modular containers as workspaces where people from vulnerable groups in Lithuania carry out manual work, gaining an income and valuable social connection.
A voluntary rescue team used LEADER support to obtain equipment to enable the volunteers to increase the range of incidents they can respond to, as well as to raise awareness among the local population about volunteering.
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.