Projects of the Reindeer Herders’ Association

Reindeer Herders’ Association started doing development projects in 1999.

At the beginning the Association implemented projects independently. Later on they have been done in cooperation with different education institutions or municipalities. In the past few years, the focus has been on planning, coordinating and helping with the project funding. The projects themselves have mainly been implemented by other organisations.

There have been vibrant project activities and good developments. One of the good examples are projects related to meat production. The challenge in the future is to get the reindeer herding cooperatives to plan and implement their own projects. Locally developed projects would meet local needs timely and accurately. These projects could be done in cooperation with for example the local municipality. This type of a project would also fit well to the EU principle of subsidiary.