In Viscri, a low-mountain village in Brasov County, Romania, LEADER funds have supported the creation of a Local Gastronomic Point. Local Gastronomic Points were created in 2019 by the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, with the aim of promoting rural tourism and regional gastronomy as part of the country’s cultural heritage.
This initiative illustrates the diversity of solutions funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. By focusing on local development by local actors, the LEADER programme allows for the funding of measures tailored to each specific area, such as the specific legal framework of Local Gastronomy Points in Romania.
This new dining offer contributes to the promotion of Romania’s gastronomic cultural heritage, to the enhancement of local agricultural products and to the development of this low mountain rural area. This has helped to create a new service at a lower investment cost in an area where tourism is developing but where there are few catering facilities.
Find out in our good practice how LEADER funds were used for this initiative.31 August 2023