Rural Gala Highlighting Positive Examples of The Finnish Countryside
Awareness raising, Communications, Competition, Events, Information
At its second edition, following a good start, the Rural Gala held in the Northern Ostrobothnia region (Finland) is organised by the Rural Education Association together with the Rural Network Unit within Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in order to bring into the spotlight positive examples of development endeavors in the Finnish countryside, bringing together rural entrepreneurs, active residents, and different rural development stakeholders.
Prizes are awarded for the following categories: (1) Rural Community award – individuals, organization or even a company for long-term operation, (2) Country Insight – for new ideas, projects, events that brings into the attention the countryside in a new way and (3) The agricultural business - agricultural company that has developed its business in a new direction.
& RDP Region(s)
The prize awarding contest and gala is organized with the aim of promoting actions that highlights the rural areas in the region and that promotes individuals and organizations that carry out activities in this respect, acknowledging the efforts and creative ideas in support of rural development.
Website, other online media
Rural Development Stakeholders:
Contest is open for candidates in Northern Ostrobothnia region. Gala event is held during one day, including seminars on representative topics. Representatives of Rural Network and local authorities are attending the prizes awarding ceremony.
€10 000 to €24 999
Rural Education Association
Distribution & Promotion
- The Rural Education Association
- The Rural Network Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
- The Northern Ostrobothnia Centre for Economic Development
Assessment of effectiveness
The rural gala was successful for many reasons and multiplied. This kind of event is a very effective tool for promoting implementation of quality projects financed with the EAFRD. It mobilises rural actors ro recognise the values of their activities and to focus on communicting their results with wider audience, often giving inspirations for similar undertakings in other contexts.
Name of organisation
The Rural Education Association
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry The Rural Network Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, The Northern Ostrobothnia Centre for Economic Development
Name of contact person
+35 (0) 44 568 1178