DESIRA

ARTICLE | The first meeting of the Rural Digitalisation Forum

The EU Rural Digitalisation Forum (RDF), set-up by the DESIRA (Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas) project, held its first meeting online on 10 September 2020. The RDF is a platform that brings together a wide range of stakeholders working on the digitalisation of rural areas. It aims to [...]

2020-09-30T11:03:17+02:00September 28th, 2020|

News | The Conceptual and Analytical framework

The Conceptual and Analytical Framework (CAF) of DESIRA elaborates on the theoretical underpinning of the project, which helps to shape all the activities implemented, namely: • digital transformation; • the Socio-Cyber-Physical system; • digital game changers; the socio-economic impact The report sets out a line of reasoning and [...]

2020-09-30T11:05:37+02:00September 28th, 2020|

News | Mapping digital technologies in DESIRA

Through an online questionnaire answered by the project consortium, DESIRA has identified and described more than 600 digital tools with different functions, which have been clustered in different groups according to the domain in which they can be used (agriculture, forestry, and rural areas). Then, they were further [...]

2020-09-28T12:02:18+02:00September 25th, 2020|

News | First meeting of the Rural Digitalisation Forum

The Rural Digitalisation Forum set-up by DESIRA held the first meeting online on 10 September 2020. The event gathered around 60 attendees from different backgrounds (research, public authorities, SMEs, stakeholders’ organisations, members of National Rural Networks…) from 22 EU Member States (including one from Georgia). Participants from different [...]

2020-09-21T15:07:35+02:00September 11th, 2020|

ARTICLE | Digitalisation and Agritourism in Garfagnana, Italy

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).

2020-07-24T18:05:45+02:00July 24th, 2020|

NEWS | Setting the ground for the DESIRA Scenario Planning

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, [...]

2020-07-24T09:36:09+02:00July 24th, 2020|

NEWS | Living Labs to assess digitalisation impacts

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 [...]

2020-07-16T09:39:26+02:00July 16th, 2020|

NEWS | Setting up the work for the upcoming months

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 [...]

2020-07-03T17:07:42+02:00July 3rd, 2020|

NEWS | Digital food experiences and perspectives for responsible innovation

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 [...]

2020-07-01T12:16:52+02:00July 1st, 2020|