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
The Rural Broadband project is a national intervention to close the digital divide in remote and sparsely populated rural ‘white areas’.
A pilot project to demonstrate the environmental and economic benefits of using solar energy.
A LEADER measure grant helped purchase film and photography equipment and training for a rural arts festival community project.
Construction of a new, versatile building consisting of a coworking space, a cultural hall and a tourist office, enhancing the services offered to the residents of a rural municipality.
Developing a herd management tool to optimise efficiency and animal welfare on dairy farms.
Punkalaidun municipality conducted a feasibility study for setting up a biogas plant producing energy from manure, which resulted in an investment decision.
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 study financed by the Finnish RDP aimed to find new digital solutions for making reindeer husbandry a more efficient and profitable business.