Towards Best Practices 2.0

Collecting best practices has been one of the key tasks for the rural networks. The programming period is about to end and the other one is beginning. What are the lessons learnt from collecting, analyzing and transferring best practices?

Finnish Rural Network Unit together European Rural Alliance and Finnish Rural Policy Committee arranged Towards Best Practices 2.0 -seminar in Helsinki on 8-9 of October 2013.

Read more » is a website for rural Finland, set up as part of the Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland to serve as a portal for rural issues.

The site features key figures and organisations working in rural development. It also provides an insight into rural development in Europe’s most northerly agricultural country, by looking at life in Finland’s vibrant and beautiful rural regions.

Prophets recognised in their own land

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The story of Lapland-based company Mieland started with a joke, which grew into a humorous philosophy. The firm’s young designers make products that are amusing and long lasting. Lapland provided them with the inspiration for their idea.

The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

Joint seminar of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and the Rural Development Programmes was held in Helsinki 28-29 September 2011. The objective of the seminar was to find synergies and value added on cooperation between the EUSBSR and the Rural Development Programmes.

LINC FINLAND 2013 was an international event, which brought some of Europe's LEADER operators together to Northern Savo region of Finland, June 11-13, 2013. The theme for the 2013 seminar was wellbeing and the sauna.