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The Rural Energy Community Advisory Hub is an initiative on behalf of the European Commission that has the mission of empowering the development of community energy action in European rural areas.

Funded by the European Union

Innovating Sustainability for Forests and Communities


The underlying objective of the DigiMedFor project aims to modernize the technological landscape of the Mediterranean forest-wood supply chain. The project enhances competitiveness and sustainable management by tracing wood resources from forest to end-users.

Funded by the European Union.



RUSTIK is a transdisciplinary research project that will be jointly implemented by scientific and practice partners and will closely work with rural communities’ actors and policy makers at different levels.

Funded by the European Union



The project will increase the understanding, the needs and challenges facing women leading innovative environmental and rural development practices in EU farming and rural areas.

Funded by the European Union.

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The project will foster energy efficiency building upgrades, by setting the methodological and practical frame to build renovation roadmaps of vulnerable rural districts in a financially viable and socially just manner.

Funded by the European Union.

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The goal of the project RURBEST22 is to empower, engage and connect rural youth from Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Spain, and Sweden.

Funded by the European Union.

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Cowork4YOUTH is an Analysis and Research project aiming to increase knowledge on the impact of existing poilcies and offer policy suggestions to enhance youth employmnet oppotunitiesin less developed EEA regions.

Funded by Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein through the EEA and Norway Grants’ Fund for Youth Employment.