In Finland, trialling the winter harvesting of the common reed provides a greater availability of sustainable resources with collateral environmental benefits.
Projects & Practice
Organising a competition to support and encourage businesses and their sustainable projects in tourism, health, agriculture and forestry in the Kalkalpen National Park, Austria.
A transnational cooperation project to promote DIY solutions for renewable energy production in rural communities.
Using the Rural Development Programme (RDP) to support the re-establishment of a moor by restoring its original hydrology and the propagation of the natural moor vegetation.
An innovative concept to revitalise the city centre of an Austrian town by offering flexible rental options to pop up shops.
A small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.
A LEADER project that promoted the use of the local natural heritage as a lever for sustainable local development.
A study financed by the Finnish RDP aimed to find new digital solutions for making reindeer husbandry a more efficient and profitable business.
Using digital technologies to re-establish the connection between young people and forests.
‘Nature Connects’ is a campaign to raise and generate awareness on the importance of biodiversity in rural landscapes by bringing together land owners, experts and the broader public.