A Technical Assistance project about empowering local and regional actors to work more effectively with rural communities in order to revitalise these areas.
Projects & Practice
Many small towns have the problem of vacant sales spaces and an innovative concept to revitalise city centres is to offer flexible rental options to pop-up shops. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Popular Vote' category.
An intercultural youth event that allows young people from neighboring countries to learn about each other’s language and culture and to exchange experiences.
A transnational cooperation project on converting abandoned parish houses to accommodate tourists.
A Finnish NGO used EAFRD funding in a transnational project to exchange and develop best practices for integrating immigrants and refugees in rural areas.
An Austrian farmer used EAFRD funding to build a cheese processing facility on an Alpine pasture offering tours and events to learn about cheese and Alpine farming.
Austria`s Mühlviertel region developed an organic brand as a marketing tool to promote local producers, suppliers and tourism.
Identifying village tourism experiences that have resulted in successful practices to share and replicate them in other territories.
The ‘RIKK’ project aimed to develop regional, intercultural competences, for a more unified approach to many initiatives supporting better integration of immigrants.