Stronger Combined Pilot in the Westhoek (BE)
The Westhoek is a very rural region in Flanders. As an answer to the withdrawal of social and commercial services in our rural villages, we are developing ‘village points’ in that small, rural villages. They provide local staple food through cooperation with farmers and nearby local traders (f.e. bakeries).
They also organise leisure activities to strengthen social cohesion between the local inhabitants.
With the support of Stronger Combined, we want to add a third component: new mobility solutions to reduce private car use. So it’s our aim to promote the use of (e-)bikes, car sharing, carpooling,…