A Technical Assistance project about empowering local and regional actors to work more effectively with rural communities in order to revitalise these areas.
Projects & Practice
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.
An integrated municipal strategy to build a sustainable development model for the local economy based on the agri-food identity of the territory.
The largest inter-territorial cooperation project in Finland for 2014-2020, aims to promote cultural heritage as a vehicle for tourism development.
On-farm processing can add value to the product and can also make farming a more attractive choice for young farmers - as demonstrated by a berry farm in Finland.
A small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.
RDP support helped set up a new dairy factory which combined the most modern production techniques and equipment with traditional knowledge, in order to produce a high-quality niche cheese for local and international markets.
A community broadband initiative delivered fast broadband access to hundreds of residents in a sparsely populated region of Kuhmo in eastern Finland.
A Finnish University used EAFRD funding to organise information days, pilot projects and professional tours to enable food processing companies to develop their local sales.
A feasibility study was launched in order to set the foundations for turning an ancient crater lake into a driver for local development.