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NEWS | Digitalisation envisaged in the Scenarios for EU Rural Areas 2040

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a report on Scenarios for EU Rural Areas by 2040, which aims to provide evidence-based scientific support to the European policy-making process. In particular, this report contributes to the discussions and the development of the Long-Term Vision for EU Rural Areas [...]

2021-07-19T10:51:43+02:00July 19th, 2021|

NEWS | DESIRA outputs in the ENRD’s Evaluation Knowledge Bank to support the evaluation of the CAP

The European Evaluation Helpdesk for Rural Development has launched the Evaluation Knowledge Bank. The initiative aims at providing insights into various outputs developed in initiatives and projects at the EU, and Member States levels, concerning data infrastructures and data use. The Evaluation Knowledge Bank proposes a quick guide [...]

2021-07-06T15:40:53+02:00July 7th, 2021|

ARTICLE | Digitalisation of rural areas? Yes, but not at any cost

Author: Maria del Mar Delgado, University of Córdoba (Spain) Spain is making a strong commitment to digital transformation. It is one of the fundamental levers for relaunching economic growth, reducing inequalities, increasing productivity and taking advantage of the opportunities arising from new technologies. Moreover, it is considered a [...]

2021-07-07T16:06:00+02:00July 2nd, 2021|

ARTICLE | Digitalisation and the communication on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas

Authors: Blanca Casares & Lucia Garrido (AEIDL) The European Commission has published the Communication on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas up to 2040! Built on analysis, foresight activities, extensive consultations and contributions from communities, the Communication identifies the challenges that rural areas face, as well as highlights some [...]

2021-07-05T09:30:50+02:00July 2nd, 2021|

NEWS | DESIRA partner Mar Delgado awarded with the Spanish Order of Civil Merit

On 18 June 2021, the DESIRA partner María del Mar Delgado Serrano, from University of Córdoba (Spain), received the Spanish Order of Civil Merit at a ceremony presided over by the King and Queen, accompanied by their daughters. During the ceremony, 24 exemplary citizens were honoured in recognition [...]

2021-06-21T15:07:51+02:00June 21st, 2021|

NEWS | Training sessions for DESIRA partners, what’s next?

The coming months will be very busy for DESIRA partners and Living Labs. Several activities are on the table. While the Needs, Expectations and Impact (NEI) Analysis report is on its way, the DESIRA consortium is already working on its National Policy Analysis reports, and planning the Scenario [...]

2021-06-23T17:10:20+02:00May 26th, 2021|

NEWS | A Socio-Cyber-Physical System framework in digital transformation of agriculture and rural areas

The DESIRA research team has produced the open access article 'Digital transformation of agriculture and rural areas: a Socio-Cyber-Physical System framework to support responsibilisation'. The article has been published in the Journal of Rural Studies on 21 May 2021. Digital technologies are often seen as an opportunity to [...]

2021-05-25T11:17:02+02:00May 25th, 2021|

NEWS | Farm Sustainability Tool (FaST) released

The Farm Sustainability Tool (FaST) is a core platform for the generation and re-use of solutions for sustainable and competitive agriculture. FaST will help lay the foundations of a comprehensive digital ecosystem for sustainable farm and land management in Europe. It will support farmers in their administrative decision-making [...]

2021-07-02T11:06:03+02:00May 18th, 2021|

NEWS | Peer-to-peer exchange on DESIRA’s Living Labs reports

Representatives from the DESIRA Living Labs met online on 28 April 2021, to exchange on their reports from Work Package 2 Assessing Past and Present Impact of digitalisation in relation to their focal questions. The meeting facilitated a peer-to-peer feedback session among Living Labs to go through the findings, [...]

2021-06-01T15:55:15+02:00May 6th, 2021|

NEWS | Digitalisation and the CAP’s impact on territorial development of rural areas

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has published the information report on the impact of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2014-2020 on the territorial development of rural areas. This report is an evaluation that includes of an ex-post qualitative analysis of the relevance, effectiveness and civil society’s [...]

2021-06-01T11:18:30+02:00May 5th, 2021|