A family acquired almost 40 000 sqm of land and is restoring several houses in the beautiful yet abandoned town of Rio Mouro Pequeno, located in the council of Poio in the province of Pontevedra (Spain). One of these houses will be an eco-farming school with animals, together with different granaries and a mill, while the rest of them will reflect a rural village. It will soon be open to the public and have various activities such as farming courses and school excursions, with the possibility of spending the night over in a hostel.
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The final report of the Pilot Project on Smart eco-social villages, initiated by the European Parliament, is now available. The Pilot Project identified many examples of villages currently engaged in initiatives to address challenges or improve the quality of life of inhabitants.
The new edition of the Rural Connections magazine is now available in English. It includes a 'Focus on...' good practices collection and dissemination and a number of articles on - among others - populism in rural areas, agro-ecology, networking, Results Based Payment Schemes, and (fictional) rural crimes.
Siga los nuevos avances en materia de pueblos inteligentes logrados en la acción preparatoria sobre zonas rurales inteligentes en el siglo XXI.