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NEWS | Digital Futures in Coigach, Scotland: Scenario Planning workshops

On 7 October 2021, the Scottish DESIRA Living Lab met with ten residents of Coigach in their village hall along with virtual representatives from the Scottish Government participating online.

2021-10-14T14:46:18+02:00October 14th, 2021|

NEWS | Presenting Rural Digital Europe

The Rural Digital Europe community is the DESIRA OpenAIRE Dashboard. It brings together publications and research outcomes related to digitalisation and its socio-economic impact in rural areas, agriculture and forestry. The dashboard acts as a single point of access for the research community, scientists and other relevant stakeholders, [...]

2021-09-28T14:19:51+02:00September 30th, 2021|

NEWS | Scenario Planning workshop in the Oosterwold Living Lab (NL)

The DESIRA Living Lab Oosterwold (The Netherlands) met face-to-face on 21 September for its scenario planning workshop. This Living Lab looks at how to organise urban agriculture initiatives that can contribute to a more sustainable local food system, alongside strengthening the ties between Oosterwold and Almere in The [...]

2021-10-14T14:39:40+02:00September 29th, 2021|

ARTICLE | Ireland’s Our Rural Future – a rural digitisation gold standard?

Broadband for all, even in the most remote regions; smart, revitalised villages and towns with hundreds of remote working hubs; a rural youth assembly, significant numbers of public and private workers for rural areas; Local Digital Strategies in administrative regions; and all done in a well-planned way to optimize synergies and transition towards carbon neutrality -  it sound like a DESIRA dream for a national countryside plan. 

2021-09-29T10:14:22+02:00September 29th, 2021|

ARTICLE | How can we boost sustainable digitalisation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas?

On 30 June 2021, DESIRA organised a webinar on ‘Boosting sustainable digitalisation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas by 2040’ under the scope of the Rural Digitalisation Forum (RDF).

2021-09-27T18:23:18+02:00September 27th, 2021|

NEWS | What are the needs, expectations and impacts for digitalisation emerging from the DESIRA Living Labs?

DESIRA is carrying out a synthesis report on Needs, Expectations and Impact (NEI) of digitalisation on agriculture, rural areas, and forestry. This synthesis report includes a comparative analysis of socio-economic impacts of digitalisation using the basis of the 21 NEI regional reports elaborated by each project [...]

2021-09-29T11:56:15+02:00September 1st, 2021|

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 [...]

2021-09-27T13:16:44+02:00July 2nd, 2021|