unique military fortress complex, listed as the national cultural monument, was turned into an attractive recreational and relaxation centre Kortina.
Projects & Practice
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.
The Slovakian rural development programme supported a high-quality bakery business in its efforts to increase production capacity and profitability.
A small community invested in creating a multifunctional sports field to stimulate growth and increase the attractiveness of the area.
Expanding the production capacity of a company producing pumpkin seeds and potatoes, by investing in new machinery.
A small Estonian organic farm used EAFRD funding to scale up its production of herbs by investing in new machinery and upgrading buildings to help the business to grow.
A year-round holiday cottage was built on an equestrian farm to accommodate guests. The construction used natural materials such as moss and wood.
A Slovakian association used popular fairytales to enhance tourist attractions for children, increasing overall visitor numbers and marketing opportunities.
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.