EU rural areas offer a range of opportunities for sustainable, responsible and high-quality tourism, a driver of growth and employment.

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Austrian rural community
26 Jun 2024

Animating LEADER local development action in rural Austria

LEADER Local Action Groups in Austria benefit from strong cooperation at national level, which is animated through coordinated actions by the country’s National Network and LEADER Forum.

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23 May 2024

Water efficiency benefits flow from CAP Strategic Plans

Water efficiency is the topic of a new Policy Insights article which highlights how the CAP can help rural Europe use water wisely by better protecting the quality and quantity of EU water reserves.

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18 Apr 2024

New Good Practice stories published

The website's latest Good Practice stories include an agroecology project, new kindergarten facilities, climate-friendly peat management and a novel approach to food tourism in Austria.

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Policy Insights |

Policy Insights - Reinforcing rural tourism resilience

Rural tourism can bring economic and demographic benefits for rural communities and helps to maintain traditions and heritage. This article offers insights into EU policy that help safeguard the resilience of rural tourism.

Case Studies |

LEADER example: 'Valorising and protecting the region’s natural potential', Austria

This summary overviews the projects of an Austrian Local Action Group (LAG) working to improve the nature tourism,…

Case Studies |

LEADER example: 'Creative Industries: impacts on tourism and education', Austria

This summary overviews the activities of an Austrian Local Action Group (LAG) to transform and re-purpose  buildings…

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