After two Thematic Group (TG) ‘labs’ focusing on ideas for the support framework for Smart Villages in the future CAP Strategic Plans in Finland and Poland, the TG organised the last lab to provide space for other Member States to share ideas and pose questions about how they are proposing to support Smart Villages in their own countries
The 10th meeting of the Thematic Group (TG) took place on 22 January 2020 in Brussels, Belgium with a focus on Smart Villages and Renewable Energy Communities.
The meeting focused on how rural climate efforts can be proved and demonstrated, in order to be recognised by markets, authorities and the wider society.
As an additional activity to the Thematic Group meetings, and in order to answer to specific interest towards the topic, this video conference allowed for more technical exchange of experiences of rural biogas production around Europe.
The meeting was especially targeted at Managing Authorities interested in exploring how to support Smart Villages in the future as well as stakeholders directly involved in implementation on the ground.
Participants in the fourth meeting of the Thematic Group discussed how climate change mitigation can become economically viable and attractive for rural actors. The meeting was organised in collaboration with the Walloon Rural Network.
This document shows that smart rural communities are already providing inspiring examples of how to address each of the challenges identified in the European Green Deal at local level. It has been produced by and contains the personal reflections of Professor Bill Slee, an active member of the...