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.
Past events: Smart and Competitive Rural Areas
This workshop provided an overview of the implementation of current EAFRD measures contributing to improving competitiveness and efficiency of farm holdings and it will explore other types of interventions and factors, beyond investments, contributing to the creation of an enabling environment for increasing farm competitiveness.
The fifth Thematic Group (TG) brought together around 40 stakeholders from 16 different countries and a wide range of organisations to exchange ideas on how to design Smart Village strategies to effectively empower rural communities in different national contexts.
The fourth Thematic Group (TG) meeting discussed the future direction of the ENRD thematic work, specifically, areas in which the TG could support the practical implementation of ideas behind Smart Villages.
This ENRD Seminar gathered rural development practitioners and policy-makers to identify the drivers and practical steps for creating an enabling environment for smart villages and showcase inspiring examples of social and digital innovations revitalising rural services.
The third Thematic Group (TG) meeting focused on digital innovation and discussed the development and provision of digital services in rural areas and communities.
The second Thematic Group (TG) meeting focused on social innovation initiatives and their role in revitalising rural services. It demonstrated that the momentum behind Smart Villages is growing - both on the ground and at a policy level.
The first Thematic Group (TG) meeting discussed integrated strategic approaches to innovation in rural services, emerging projects and the role of Rural Development policy in supporting them, with a particular focus on RDP Measures for basic services and LEADER/CLLD.