Promoting the sustainable management of small, privately owned forests. This is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'LEADER' category.
Projects & Practice
Investing in extending a cycle lane to promote soft mobility in the commute to work or the school run, as well as for leisure.
In order to take advantage of the enormous potential of outdoor tourism, fostering cooperation and networking among the local actors is essential.
A LEADER project used artistic creations to increase the attractiveness of a remote rural area and stimulate economic activity.
Supporting the preparatory work for the creation of a 41 km green lane linking up bends the Meuse river between the municipalities of Yvoir and Huy in Wallonia.
Restoring a wetland ecosystem and creating an observation area, for ecological, hydrological, educational and touristic purposes.
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 very small island in Sweden used EAFRD support to broaden the range of services offered by a village shop by building a café area and a kitchen.
Three French municipalities used EAFRD support to transform a former railway line into a leisure path for walking, cycling and horse riding.
The project supported the area of Chimay to promote 'green tourism' and boost local development by fostering cooperation among local stakeholders.