The ENRD Contact Point hosted the first meeting of the Thematic Group on 'Smart and Competitive Rural Areas' on 18 November 2015. The main topics that were presented were on how to develop Smart Agriculture, Smart Supply Chains and Smart Villages, with input from participants in their own experiences and priorities. The Thematic Group will continue with further focus on key topics determined by its membership in 2016.
- Introduction, Paul Soto, ENRD CP
- Developing Topics, David Lamb, ENRD CP
- RDP Budget Analysis, Elena Maccioni, ENRD CP
- Thematic Sub-Group: Smart and Competitive Rural Areas, Moya Kneafsey, Centre for Agroecology, Water & Resilience