The ENRD Contact Point has developed four case studies exploring innovative strategies and approaches to boosting rural services through digital and social innovation, including:
- Digitising the supply of goods, communication, mobility and e-government in Germany’s ‘Digital Villages’;
- Encouraging joint rural-urban activities around health, energy, education and culture through ‘Reciprocity Contracts’ in France;
- Assessing digital opportunities in the Finnish ‘Smart Countryside’ study to better tailor Rural Development Programme support;
- Combining European and national funding to support strategies for both local development and service innovation via an integrated ‘Strategy for Inner Areas’ in Italy.