Smart village Remmesweiler
Developing a digital platform and a setting up a meeting place to ensure the local supply and socialising needs of the village of Remmesweiler.
Since the start of 2015, the village of Remmesweiler in Saarland south western Germany and its 900 inhabitants no longer had any shops or places to meet. These were major challenges, especially for the village’s elderly and less mobile residents.
The project started in 2018 with the development of an online platform, followed by the establishment of a distribution centre as the second step of the project, which was financed by the LEADER programme. Through the online platform it is now possible to order local products at any time.
If extra help is required by people who do not have digital skills to place shopping orders, two volunteer coaches are on hand for support at a weekly breakfast, which his hosted in a local community house.
Six villages, 11 village coaches, 12 local producers and salespeople, as well as more than 100 people who tested the process, have been fully integrated in the project.
Some 11 000 items can be bought online.