The Rural Broadband project is a national intervention to close the digital divide in remote and sparsely populated rural ‘white areas’.
Projects & Practice
RDP support helped a young entrepreneur to acquire the necessary equipment in order to start his own wood construction business in an area of high unemployment.
A company that was focused on field crops diversified its activities by setting up a business incubator to boost the economic development of an area with high unemployment.
A small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.
Five districts in the north of Hesse joined forces to provide fast internet access in a region where no privately financed investment was covering the existing digital divide.
A family farm used LEADER support to build a new greenhouse that would provide optimum conditions for growing traditional varieties of Estonian roses.
A small rural business used RDP support to purchase new stone-cutting equipment in order to expand its range of products.
A start-up business in Finland used RDP financing to carry out a feasibility study which helped lower the risks in upscaling their production capacity of biocomposites.
Responding to clients’ needs by offering new integrated veterinary services using a mobile laboratory.
Financed by the Romanian rural development programme, a small patisserie and confectionary workshop upscaled its business by constructing a new building to increase its production capacity and offer utility areas to customers.