AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry is co-operating with different organizations to plan, organize and support projects in the field of art and culture. These projects are all related to the environment of Saksalanharju, Kirkonkylä and Haukivuori. It is the goal to make this area active and inviting for all who are living in it, but also to make it attractive for visitors.
AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry is active in initiating new programs and projects for the local society.
It is important to develop the international cooperation between different Nordic and European rural regions and AREFS initiates innovative transnational programs to involve the local rural society in challenging contacts with similar ecological sensitive regions to develop a strong awareness about the meaning and quality of their own environment.
AREFS is also initiating projects to make the region attractive for and known by visitors. The old roads in the hinterland are sources for getting informed about the history, ecological value and the scenic of the landscape and their communities.
The programs are focusing on the whole society but it is the youth that will participate in special projects to get acquainted with their responsibility for the future of their region.