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A Booklet About Quality Rural Projects Highlighted In A Competition In Germany

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  • Keyword(s)

    Animation, Awareness raising, Citizen participation, Communications


    This 50-page booklet highlights the importance of voluntary work and effort by local people for successful and sustainable rural and regional development. Essentially it is a summary of 23 "acclaimed" projects nominated from around 1000 projects nation-wide in a competition to promote and recognize quality efforts in local rural development in 338 regions/micro regions. Project subject areas covered in the booklet include initiatives in: child education including disabilities, nutrition and health, budgeting and family finance, gardens and orchard management and biodiversity, conservation, heritage and museums, community and activity centres and citizens associations, youth activities, car pools, ... and many more. Three of the projects were voted best by local actors: a Citizen Network in Ilzer (Bavaria); Village Life in Baden-Württemberg; and Citizen's Association for the Saxony-Anhalt region.

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  • [DE] National Level
  • Main purpose

    The main idea of the booklet is to share and exchange ideas and examples of successful rural development initiatives in Germany that have emerged through strong voluntary effort by local people who identified priorities and prepared plans to help shape and develop the areas they live in.

    Target audience

    EAFRD Beneficiaries:

  • Farmers
  • Other rural businesses
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Marginalised and Disabled
  • Other EAFRD Beneficiaries

  • Rural Development Stakeholders:

  • NRNs
  • Managing Authorities
  • Other Government
  • LAGs
  • EU Institutions
  • Other Rural Development Stakeholders

  • General Audience:

  • Students
  • Youth
  • General Public
  • Urban Population
  • Rural Population
  • Other General Audience
  • Technical information

    A4, full colour, 52 pages

    Date produced


    Cost range

    €10 000 to €24 999


    German National Rural Network

    Distribution & Promotion

    German National Rural Network

    Name of organisation

    National Rural Network (Germany)

    Type of

    National Rural Network


    Name of contact person

    Jan Swoboda, Anke Wehmeyer


    Deichmanns Aue 29, 53179 Bonn, Germany


    00 49 228 6845 3841