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.
An inter-territorial cooperation project in Catalonia promoted the use of endogenous renewable energy and management plans contributing to climate change mitigation and adaption.
A small group of young farmers started an initiative of collecting and sharing low tech on farm solutions, which then evolved into an digital open platform for disseminating innovations.
Setting up a house locating system in the rural areas of Formentera island, Spain, made it easier for emergency services and other service providers to access isolated rural homes.
A local association used EAFRD support to get broadband coverage in a rural area which was previously lacking any access to internet or telephone connection.
The PRIP project extended the national fibre-optic network in Lithuania to some of the remotest rural communities.
In Sweden, local non-profit associations, encouraged and supported by the public sector, are carrying out the building of broadband infrastructure in the countryside.
LEADER support helped establish a web school for local businesses providing them with the tools to better organise their work and market their services and products.
A community broadband initiative delivered fast broadband access to hundreds of residents in a sparsely populated region of Kuhmo in eastern Finland.
Digital Clare used training, mentoring and regular online exchanges to improve digital skills in rural County Clare and create a locally recognised name for digital innovation and networking.