Harnessing forest education and culture as a rural development resource.
Projects & Practice
An organic farm used investment support from the Slovakian Rural Development Programme to modernize its facilities in order to improve animal welfare and increase production.
The Digitally Visiting project has pioneered digital skill development in Central Finland. The project has demonstrated that there is a large need for local digital support to develop residents’ digital skills, especially in remote rural regions. The project encouraged and guided rural residents to use electronic services and so has contributed to making rural living in Central Finland more appealing.
The reconstruction of an old villa to create high quality tourist accommodation offering spa and beer wellness services.
A land consolidation project helped restore the functionality of vineyard terraces and thus maintained a landscape which is a habitat of rare species.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
unique military fortress complex, listed as the national cultural monument, was turned into an attractive recreational and relaxation centre Kortina.
A small potato-growing farm used RDP support to purchase a new processing line to enhance its economic performance.
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.