An association used RDP support to turn the ‘disadvantages’ of long periods of cold and darkness in northern Sweden, into a unique selling point for tourism.
Projects & Practice
A dynamic agricultural cooperative used Rural Development Programme support for the setting up of a modern seed processing facility in order to enhance its competitiveness.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
A Local Action Group (LAG) helps coordinate the climate and energy strategies of its municipalities.
An educational institution for farmers in Austria used RDP support to develop a training programme using digital, web-based technologies and applications.
Sweden’s National Rural Network has set up thematic working groups to improve and encourage the role of rural stakeholders in the delivery of rural development activity.
An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
Start-up courses designed specifically for new entrants to farming ensure a strong grounding in both agricultural and business principles in the Flanders region of Belgium.
The Flemish NSU organised a series of Learning Networks for LEADER meetings focussing on specific topics, in order to support the exchange of information, invite topic experts and improve LEADER and CLLD implementation.
Supporting regional planning using transnational cooperation, with a particular focus on local public-private partnerships