It provides information about how a specific village (Lormes, France) has embarked on a participative process to co-design a ‘village of the future’ and the way they have built different components of the local ‘digital ecosystem’. The report also outlines similar initiatives and plans for developing local digital ecosystems in Germany, Spain and Donegal (Ireland).
It provides insights on how to use and plan Smart Villages in the future CAP Strategic Plans (according to the Commission’s proposal for CAP), and how to create synergies between the CAP Strategic Plans and other funds.
It overviews examples of successful approaches to rural policy development, delivery and governance, including links between sectors, funding instruments, bottom-up and top-down approaches, and local to regional and national initiatives.
It overviews examples of rural business, education and regional development in terms of changing skill-sets and ways of ensuring a well-trained and flexible workforce for the future in rural areas.