The sixth meeting of the Thematic Group (TG) on Smart Villages brought together key rural development stakeholders from across Europe to exchange ideas on how EU policy instruments can support smart villages now and in the future, with a particular focus on LEADER, cooperation and the future digital strategies.
Various thematic outputs – including a short video, editions of the EU Rural Review and EAFRD Projects Brochure, an online portal, briefings, case studies, and event highlights – clarify the concept and outline the wide range of initiatives that can form part of it.
- Introduction to the day, Paul Soto, ENRD CP
- Overview of policy instruments supporting Smart Villages, Stefan Ostergard & Karolina Jasinska, DG AGRI
- LEADER/CLLD and Smart Villages
- Cooperation and Smart Villages
- Digital strategies and Smart Villages
- Smart Villages projects
- Smart Villages Network in Alentejo, Marcos Nogeuira, Portugal