In two recent documents published by the Horizon 2020 project SHERPA, digitalisation is highlighted as a potential key factor to boost the development of rural areas. SHERPA is supporting 20 Multi-Actor Platforms (MAPs) in the development of a ‘Long-term vision for rural areas’ based on sound research evidence. [...]
In a focus group meeting organised by the University of Pisa within the Summer School of the International Master of Science in Rural Development, Laura Martinelli and Franca Bernardi talked about their experience with digitalisation and COVID-19 in their agritourism farms located in Garfagnana (Tuscany, Italy).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DESIRA partners had to divide the General Assembly into several online meetings. On 23 July 2020, the Scenario Planning Training concluded this series of events. The meeting introduced Living Labs Coordinators to the concept of Scenario Planning. A preliminary report has been produced, [...]
A second training organised by DESIRA Work Package 2 leaders on 8 July 2020, focused on providing Living Labs with the necessary tools that will help them assess the impacts of digitalisation in their specific areas. Through online surveys and participatory assessments, Living Labs will be able to [...]
As part of the project coordination efforts, the Steering Committee met online today, 3 July 2020, to revise the work carried out since the last meeting, as well as to plan the activities for the upcoming months. Work Package leaders presented the main progress of this short period [...]
The Horizon 2020 project, Enabling, organised an online discussion on 22 June 2020, exploring the current status and challenges of circular economy in rural and non-rural areas of Greece. The topic was addressed from the current perspective of the COVID-19 crisis and the implications that this brings along. [...]
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recently published a policy note on the implications of coronavirus crisis for rural development. The document outlines digitalisation as one of the responses adopted in many member countries to help rural communities and businesses cope and adapt to this [...]
On 26 June 2020, our DESIRA partner and project coordinator, the University of Pisa held the third online seminar within the series of meetings on the topic ‘Digitalisation in agriculture: a challenge for interdisciplinary research’. The seminar was organised by Alessandra Di Lauro and Gianluca Brunori with the [...]