Navigating Knowledge, Inspiring Progress

At ELARD, we have a thriving Hub driving various projects across Europe. Our dedicated team includes managers, coordinators, communicators and administrators. We are currently running 7 projects. Below you can read more about each individual project.

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Finances of our different projects


Ongoing project

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Ten organisations from Spain, Estonia and Belgium participate in the European project EC4RURAL to foster the clean energy transition in European rural areas. With a budget of 1.6 million euros, the EC4RURAL project will be implemented in 2023-2027.

Co-Funded by the European Union life program.

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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.

Co-Funded by the European Union life program



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

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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.

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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 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

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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.

The Cowork4YOUTH Project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment

Finished projects

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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.


DigiMedFor in Barcelona: A Resounding Success!

Explore the New ELARD Knowledge Hub Insight Web Section

New webinar – Renovation Roadmaps

LAG Montagnappennino’s journey: Balancing Challenges and Innovations

Celebrating International Forest Day: Transforming the Future of Forestry

Empowering Rural Women: Insights from Romania

International Day of Clean Energy: Embracing Sustainability Today

Reflects Successfully on 2023


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Marion Eckardt

Head of ELARD Knowledge Hub 

+46 73 371 82 89


Kristiina Tammets

Head of ELARD Knowledge Hub

+37 253 409 873


Annie Linsemark


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Virginija Setkiene


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Kadri Tillemann

Project coordinator RUSTIK

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Laura Incze

Project coordinator DigiMedFor, FLIARA & COWORK4YOUTH


Beata Styczeń

Project coordinator RENOVERTY & RECAH

+48 606- 85 88 01