Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Projects & Practice
A project to help keep elderly people living at home safe and happy.
A community centre used support from the rural development programme to enhance its services and premises in order not to exclude people with Dementia.
A dedicated communications campaign to promote the launch of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) in Finland.
A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
An example of an initiative promoting energy efficiency that addresses climate change through targeted actions at grassroots level.
Promoting the sustainable management of small, privately owned forests. This is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'LEADER' category.
A project to give a voice to rural youth, to hear and publish their stories and to make them visible in society and its decision-making process.
The project considered built heritage as a development lever for a rural area and relied upon the younger generation to raise awareness about it and to take care of it in the longer term.
The project aimed to improve farmers’ soil management skills and know-how on profitable and resource-efficient farming.