Upcoming events

New tools for monitoring and evaluation: insights from the Evaluation Knowledge Bank

The Evaluation Helpdesk has put data management at the centre of its agenda in 2021 through its good practice workshops and its thematic working group, 'Taking stock of the EU-level initiatives and projects for improving data-management and information systems for the purpose of monitoring and evaluation'. The results […]

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How will technology bring back young people to rural areas?

On the 25th of October of 2021, SmartAgriHubs with the support of CEJA, MIJARC and RUMRA & Smart Villages will organise a high-level event. The event will have an online format to facilitate the attendance to the sessions and it will be chaired by the MEPs Jérémy Decerle and Bert-Jan Ruissen. The meeting will highlight […]

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Smart Rural 21: Increasing Rural Communities‘ Resilience through Energy Transition

The purpose of the workshop is to present the outcomes of the Smart Rural 21 project as well as smart village approaches and solutions, with particular focus on  how Smart Villages can contribute to reduction of CO2 emissions including renewable energy and local energy communities.

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Mürztal, Austria
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Datagri 2021: Forum for digital transformation in the agri-food sector

From November 25 to 26, in Lleida, the main trends on digital transformation in the agricultural sector and the success stories that are accelerating this process throughout the value chain will be analyzed in different formats.

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Lleida, Lleida, Spain
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Second meeting of the Rural Digitalisation Forum

This second RDF meeting will consist of a foresight exercise, organised in two workshops (7 December 2021 and 8 February 2022). The aim of this exercise is to develop linkages between the DESIRA Living Lab scenarios up to 2031 and the Long-Term Vision for rural areas in 2040. The […]

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Past events

Boosting sustainable digitalisation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas by 2040

In June 2021, the European Commission expects to publish the Communication on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas. Digitalisation will certainly have a prominent role in the future of rural areas, as a mega trend already affecting agriculture, forestry and the life of rural citizens across Europe. DESIRA’s […]

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DESIRA Living Labs peer-to-peer exchange

In March 2021, Living Labs submitted their report on the WP 2 past and present impact assessment of digitalisation in relation to their focal  q questions. UniPI organises an online meeting to: Give a general overview of the reports: level of participations, surveys, strengths and weaknesses for the […]

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DESIRA Communication Workshop

The objectives of the DESIRA Communication workshop are: Share experiences in the implementation of communication and dissemination activities during the first 24 months of the project; Provide an overview of the main results and statistics in relation to the implementation of communication and dissemination activities; Reflect collectively and […]

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First meeting of the Rural Digitalisation Forum

The Rural Digitalisation Forum (RDF) is a platform, set-up within the DESIRA project, bringing together a wide range of stakeholders working on digitalisation of rural areas. The RDF aims to be a space for sharing experiences, ideas and recommendations, and communicating them across Europe. In this first RDF […]

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DESIRA Scenario Planning Training

This meeting will introduce Living Labs to the approach that will be implemented in the Scenario Planning workshops. It will include interactive group sessions to explore how each Living Lab can implement the approach in their own contexts. The meeting is part of the work being carried out […]

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DESIRA training for Living Labs

Following up on the session of 17 June 2020, this second meeting and training aims to provide the Living Labs with hands-on practice on how to assess activities and methods that capture the impacts of digitalisation. Additionally, Living Labs will also be provided with a specific process to […]

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DESIRA Steering Committee meeting

DESIRA Steering Committee is meeting online regularly to assess progress on the project, exchange with partners further updates relating to upcoming deliverables and work planned.

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Communication Session on Practice Abstracts and Rural Digitalisation Forum

The meeting is organised within Work Package 6 to support partners on their communication activities around Practice Abstracts and engaging in the Rural Digitalisation Forum. This session is facilitated by AEIDL with the colaboration of Consortium partners, aiming to: Explain the process of producing communication outputs from Practice […]

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Participatory Theory Building on the Conceptual and Analytical Framework

The meeting is organised within the Work Package 1 to support Living Labs in understanding the process of the Participatory Theory Building (PTB). This session is facilitated by EV ILVO partner aiming to: • Explain the PTB process and the link to the Conceptual and Analytical Framework, indicating […]

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DESIRA Working meeting on Living Labs’ online survey & workshop

The meeting is part of Work Package 2 to support Living Labs in carrying out their work and activities on assessing the past and present impacts of digitalisation. This session will be facilitated by KIT-ITAS and UNIPI partners aiming to: Present examples of Living Labs' context analysis and […]

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DESIRA General Assembly

Consortium partners gathered for a virtual General Assembly over three days, 12-14 May 2020, to advance work on the Horizon 2020 project, DESIRA. Much of the work undertaken by partners has been progressing smoothly. Find out more in the Press Release.

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Precision farming: comparing experiences and perspectives for responsible innovation

DESIRA webinar organised by our project coordinator at University of Pisa. The session will be held in Italian language.

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DESIRA Steering Committee meeting

First meeting of the year for DESIRA project brought together the Steering Committee to overview current status of the project and agreed upon the organisation of the first EU Rural Digitisation Forum. During the gathering, project partners discussed the progress and milestones of the project and decided upon […]

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AEIDL, 260, Chaussée Saint Pierre
Brussels, 1040 Belgium
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Kick-Off meeting

During the kick off meeting, organisation delegates held several plenary sessions, parallel meetings and training sessions allowing the Consortium to establish the best working methods for the upcoming four years in which DESIRA will be running. Find out more in the Press Release. Photo: Marina Knickel

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University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80
Pisa, 56124 Italy
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