Publications

Total results: 85.

This case study explores a holistic approach to the digitisation of rural services, implemented by the the Fraunhofer Institute in several pilot villages in Germany. The creation of a common digital platform has enabled the development of new solutions for the supply of local goods, communication, mobility and e-government through shared services and common rules.

This case study explores ‘reciprocity contracts’ between cities and their surrounding countryside in four pilot areas in France.
It overviews how local government officials and residents from both types of area come together to negotiate win-win partnerships and joint activities in areas of common concern such as employment, the environment and local services. The study considers the governance and funding implications of such partnerships.

This case study explores one of the most comprehensive and integrated strategies for tackling the problems of depopulation and low access to services in Europe: the 'Strategy for inner areas' in Italy. All four European Structural and Investment Funds are combined with national finance to support strategies for both local development and service innovation in 72 pilot areas across the country. 

This case study explores the Finnish ‘Smart Countryside’ analysis of the challenges facing the country's rural areas and the opportunities offered by digitisation. It overviews a range of recommendations for improving digital innovations in rural services that have been used to inform both existing and new programmes in Finland.

This is the main report of the second meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group on 'Smart Villages'. 
It outlines ways in which rural communities across Europe are developing innovative local solutions and imaginative approaches to cuts in rural transport, energy, social care, education, service integration, as well as to the threat of climate change. Additionally, it provides recommendations for building a more favourable, enabling environment for 'Smart Villages'.
This briefing was prepared as background material for the ENRD thematic sork on 'Social Inclusion' (2017-2018). 
It covers topics such as 'welcoming asylum seekers' and 'welcoming new entrepreneurs'.
This briefing was prepared as background material for the ENRD Thematic Work on 'Social Inclusion' (2017-2018). 
It covers topics such as addressing nutritional, housing and health needs.
This briefing was prepared as background material for the ENRD Thematic Work on 'Social Inclusion' (2017-2018). 
It covers topics such as the role of arts and culture, young people in rural areas and the role of community centres.
This briefing was prepared as background material for the ENRD Thematic Work on 'Social Inclusion' (2017-2018). 
It focuses on available Rural Development Programme (RDP) support for social inclusion, including LEADER/CLLD and networking.

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