In an area where the agricultural sector is under pressure due the expansion of a nearby urban centre, the diversification of farming activities e.g. ice-cream production and marketing, can ensure the farm’s sustainability.
Projects & Practice
The future-proof peat meadow polder ‘Lange Weide’, is unique bottom-up initiative and the largest submerged drainage project in the Netherlands.
LINC stands for Leader Inspired Network Community, an initiative of Local Action Groups and Network Support Units.
Young people from Finland and Scotland came together to create a Youth Manifesto outlining ways in which local actors can engage young people in their activities.
SILTA supports entrepreneurship among young people by providing a cooperative structure through which they can grow their business ideas and receive training, mentoring and peer support.
A family business, with a long-standing tradition of producing denim clothing, used support from the LEADER measure to establish a modern workshop and increase its share in domestic and international markets.
A project to give a voice to rural youth, to hear and publish their stories and to make them visible in society and its decision-making process.
LEADER support for an arts in education project that promotes gender quality among school children in rural areas.
Using digital technologies to re-establish the connection between young people and forests.
LEADER support helped establish a web school for local businesses providing them with the tools to better organise their work and market their services and products.