A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
Projects & Practice
At a time when news reporting is often controlled by a few, large media channels, a LEADER project gave voice to small local communities.
Previously uncultivated and overgrown agricultural land was restored and was used to set up a new competitive and sustainable business.
An renovated traditional house became a multi-purpose public space, offering opportunities for interaction among the members of the local community.
A LEADER project tackled the limited possibilities of children in the peripheral part of the capital city of Ljubljana to engage in free-time activities.
Support from the Czech RDP helped a successful brewery established in an abandoned pottery factory, to start expanding the range of services it offered to visitors.
A Czech farm used EAFRD funds to improve its processing equipment, allowing to improve the quality and expand the range of sausages produced.
In Sweden, local non-profit associations, encouraged and supported by the public sector, are carrying out the building of broadband infrastructure in the countryside.
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 series of different LEADER supported projects helped the development of distribution systems for producers as to improve market access and local food awareness.