Helping a new type of rural enterprise that can support a transition towards a green, diversified rural economy. Coillte Sláintiúil provides services to protect, rejuvenate and replace native woodlands.
Projects & Practice
Supporting co-operation and knowledge sharing to tackle eutrophication in a vulnerable lake system.
Investing in extending a cycle lane to promote soft mobility in the commute to work or the school run, as well as for leisure.
A LEADER project that promoted the use of the local natural heritage as a lever for sustainable local development.
Promoting the use of a landscape feature, as it is the dry-stone constructions, to stimulate territorial development.
Supporting the development of a demonstration model of a new harvesting machine adapted to the environment of Danish wetlands.
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.
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.
RDP support financed the design of circular cyclist trial of 146 km across the regional park Sierra Espuña. This kind of tourism promotes local development while ensuring minimum environmental impact.
Natural potential of rural areas often remains unexploited. In Estonia the construction of a water themed park generated interest in the countryside and attracted visitors through promoting eco-tourism and environmental education.