The latest meeting of the dedicated ENRD Thematic Group (TG) – 6 June 2019 in Lormes, France – offered the opportunity to explore how this specific village in the region of Burgundy used a participative process to co-design a ‘village of the future’.
Smart Villages Portal
This portal contains all the information collected by the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on Smart Villages. It provides links to the many inspiring initiatives and networks across Europe that are exploring new ways of revitalising rural areas through social and digital innovation.
Smart Villages are “rural areas and communities which build on their existing strengths and assets as well as on developing new opportunities”, where “traditional and new networks and services are enhanced by means of digital, telecommunication technologies, innovations and the better use of knowledge”.
EU Action for Smart Villages,
The final conference of the Interreg Europe project, ERUDITE – 4-5 June 2019 in Dijon, France – discussed and presented solutions and strategies developed, examining the potential of digital transformation across rural Europe.
Discover the latest that provide orientations for an enabling policy framework to support Smart Villages, exploring opportunities under the current programming period and looking forward to the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
A recent – that took place in Brussels, on 21 May 2019 - sought to address a pressing issue for many EU Member States facing population decline in rural areas.
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- Share your Smart Village project! Click here.
- Become a member of the Thematic Group! Register here.
- Join the ENRD Smart Villages Community on Facebook.
Watch our new video (available with subtitles in 21 languages)
Video released on 30 May 2018.