European Projects

Hungary: Supporting the preservation of the Hungarian Coldblood horse breed

The Hungarian Coldblood horse breed was traditionally used in agricultural works but the modernisation of agriculture has largely replaced it. The project is supporting the preservation of the horse breed, among others by ensuring greater involvement of all stakeholders in pedigree breeding. MORE

Denmark: Upgrading a greenhouse to improve energy efficiency

A climate computer system was purchased to increase energy efficiency and to reduce production costs per unit. The reduced production costs will allow to recover the investment cost within four years. In addition, the system is essential for reducing CO2 emissions from the nursery sector. MORE

Romania: A mobile laboratory bringing veterinary services to the farm gate

A veterinary laboratory used RDP support to purchase and equip a mobile veterinary lab which would be able to provide quality integrated services at the “farm gate”. Rapid analysis methods are now available, providing quick and complete diagnosis to the immediate benefit for farms and pet owners. MORE

Greece: LEADER support for a team of civil protection volunteers

In cases of emergency, state agencies contact the team which is ready to offer its volunteers and equipment promptly. Support from the LEADER programme enabled the team of volunteers to acquire equipment that would allow them to increase the range of incidents where they can intervene, such as in natural disasters prevention and management, as well as to better organise public information campaigns. MORE

Sweden: A sports club used RDP support to offer space that contributes to the integration of immigrants in the local society.

The Fagersta Södra sports association decided to offer young immigrants the opportunity to participate in sporting activities in order to help them feel part of the local community. RDP support was used to upgrade the club through the creation of two new dressing rooms, a new laundry room, a service house and disabled-accessible toilets. MORE

Slovakia: Producing organic fertilizer and renewable energy from horse manure

The Rural Development Programme supported a farm to produce horse manure pellets that can be used as an organic fertilizer as well as a source of renewable energy. At full capacity, the pellet production will be able to cover the farm´s heating costs. MORE

Italy: The region of Marche shows how to enhance the protection of forest biodiversity

Implementing laws for the protection of forest biodiversity can often be complicated. The project successfully shoes how raising awareness and cultivating greater involvement of local municipalities can aide in upscaling the implementation of relevant laws. MORE

Cyprus: Upgrading the facilities of a camp site

Rural Development supported a camp site, not only to increase its capacities but also in modernizing its infastructure. Accessible accommodations and facilities for visitors with disabilities were set up and the wastewater and sewage system was improved. In addition, a lightning rod to minimize the risk of fire due to thunderstorms was installed. MORE

Finland: Strengthening the digital skills in remote rural areas

There is a large need for local digital support to develop residents’ digital skills, especially in remote rural regions. The project has helped to decrease inequality in service accessibility and improve utilisation of online services. It supported rural villages to find new ways to maintain and strengthen communality. MORE

Poland: A unique end-to-end agroforestry production process that is sustainable and profitable

An EIP Operational Group developed and tested a unique end-to-end agroforestry production process that is sustainable, profitable and which benefits consumers through products made in a way that supports the environment. According to research, the profitability is at least 60 % higher than by monoculture. MORE