Pyhäjärviseutu LAG is one of the 54 Local Action Groups in Finland. We have operated during three different EU programming periods. We finance Leader projets and we are also very active in local development. Our main activities in the area are the same as our interests for transnational co-operation projects:
- Active Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
- Living Villages and Associations
- Clean Environment and Waters
- Attractive area (tourism: activities in the nature, culture, art and crafts etc.)
- Rural youth
Are you looking for cooperation with our LAG? We would be delighted to make transnational projects with other countries! Don’t hesitate to contact us.
Lake Pyhäjärvi area consists of two municipalities: Eura and Säkylä in which the population is about 20 000 and the area about 1200 km2.
The area has a long and uninterrupted history of settlement, stretching back as far as the late Iron Age. This can be seen and tasted in the area’s living traditions of handicrafts and food. Here visitors can immerse themselves in history in the Kauttua Ruukinpuisto (Old Iron Works Park), the Mannila Viking Age village, as well as many other historic sites.
With the lakes Pyhäjärvi and Köyliönjärvi and their outlets, the region’s natural surroundings are very much characterized by water. Today, these waters offer a diverse array of opportunities for recreation – both on the waterside and on the blue waves. Besides, in lake Pyhäjärvi you can find various examples of successfull lake protection projects -also in the international level.
The Lake Pyhäjärvi Area is dominated by vast cultivated areas: vegetables such as cucumber, carrot, onion, potato and sugar beet are grown here. Many alimentary production companies are based in the area.