A sports club used RDP support to renovate its facilities and offer a space that contributes to the integration of immigrants in the local society.
Projects & Practice
A project that supports the integration of young immigrants into Swedish society and is organised by young immigrants themselves.
Many small towns have the problem of vacant sales spaces and an innovative concept to revitalise city centres is to offer flexible rental options to pop-up shops. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Popular Vote' category.
A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
A Local Action Group engaged local coordinators to stimulate volunteer action and engagement in grassroots initiatives.
At a time when news reporting is often controlled by a few, large media channels, a LEADER project gave voice to small local communities.
A Finnish NGO used EAFRD funding in a transnational project to exchange and develop best practices for integrating immigrants and refugees in rural areas.
A series of locally organised music festivals to promote social cohesion, youth engagement and community spirit.
An Austrian farm used EAFRD funding to convert the holding into a horse-assisted therapy centre for children and adults with special needs.
A cooperative association in Sweden received EAFRD support to offer a tailored course aimed at immigrants, building on their experience of rural life and improving their language skills to increase their prospects of finding work.