LOISTO 2014-2020

The development programme in the Ravakka area has been drawn up in co-operation with the key players in the area, and the residents of the area.

Loisto defines what kind of development is done in the Ravakka area. Loisto also defines how the funding in the Ravakka area is to be used.


Loisto in a nutshell

There are 4,2 million euros to be handed out in the Loisto programme during 2014-2020. Applications can be sent in from April/May.

The primary focus is:

  • Employment for the people
  • Active daily life
  • The environment in which we live in
  • Intangible capital and the meeting of cultures

The intersecting themes are:

  • Know-how
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Internationalism

Leader-funding is applied to the local Leader team. The Leader team also helps with the further processing and structuring, as well as giving a helping hand in technical issues.


Painopisteet ja teemat

Employment for the people

  • Renewable energy and bio-economy
  • Local and organic food
  • Services, tourism and areas of creativity
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Development of different economic sectors
  • The start up and development of new experiences
  • Promotion of networking and collaboration between companies
  • Conditions for entrepreneurship


Active daily life

  • New models of provision of services
  • Important factor of comfort and attractiveness for basic services
  • Tourism
  • Youth
  • Village and residential activites
  • Fair influence


  • Hobbies and recreation
  • Everyday safety

The environment in which we live in

  • Collaboration and decentralization of the production of renewable energy.
  • Projects that increase energy self-sufficiency, reduce the carbon footprint and climate change as well as efficiently use resources.
  • Inventive urban waste recovery, recycling and reusing, as well as new ecological service models and movements.
  • Education about the environment, as well as appreciation of the nature and projects that increase the awareness of the environment.
  • Projects that boost the interaction of key players and the community.
  • Projects that build networks for the spreading of information or new business models.
  • Projects that aim towards the younger generations or to exceed the limits nationally and internationally.


  • Promotion of increased knowledge and access to expert knowledge.
  • Projects where nature trails are created or improved or which advocate for nature hobbies and increase nature-friendly awareness.
  • The management and sustainable use of the cultural environment.

Intangible capital and the meeting of cultures

  • Residents own activity within the community.
  • Food, tourism, crafts and art.
  • Projects aimed at using the unique values of the area.
  • Actions taken to use the cultural capital in the cultural trades to strengthen the local identity and create an image.
  • Spread the value of good practices.
  • Measures to promote access to cultural knowledge.