Smart Villages Portal

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This portal contains all the information collected by the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on Smart Villages. It provides links to the many inspiring networks and initiatives across Europe that are exploring new ways of revitalising rural services through social and digital innovation in areas such as health, social services, education, energy, mobility, and others.

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,
European Commission

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Thematic Group documents and meetings

The ENRD TG on Smart Villages involves over 100 stakeholders from a wide range of local projects, networks, research organisations and EU institutions directly concerned with different aspects of Smart Villages. It explores how rural services can be improved and made more sustainable through community-based actions and projects and/or the deployment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools.

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