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.
Projects & Practice
A small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.
A small community invested in creating a multifunctional sports field to stimulate growth and increase the attractiveness of the area.
Responding to clients’ needs by offering new integrated veterinary services using a mobile laboratory.
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 commune in Transylvania used EAFRD support to connect homes to a water and sewage network as well as other key infrastructure.
A young and dynamic team of veterinary sector experts received EAFRD support to establish a private laboratory offering high quality veterinary services to farmers.
A small commune in Romania used EAFRD support to restore and promote its local landmark: a botanical garden, and design a training programme on environmental aspects for young farmers.