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NEWS | European Commission launches the Start-up Village Forum to boost rural research and innovation

On 16 November 2021, the European Commission launched the Start-up Village Forum, an initiative to gather insights on challenges for and potential of rural start-up companies. As part of the EU’s Long-Term Vision for the Rural Areas and the Commission Action Plan for Rural Areas, this forum intends [...]

2022-01-24T14:53:48+01:00January 20th, 2022|

NEWS | The Rural Pact, a new initiative of the European Commission

The 20th of December 2021 was a key day for rural development. The European Commission launched the Rural Pact, an initiative announced in the Long-Term Vision for the Rural Areas. This new pact aims to mobilise public authorities and stakeholders to act on the needs and aspirations of [...]

2022-01-24T14:48:03+01:00January 17th, 2022|

NEWS | Needs, expectations and impacts of digitalisation in EU agriculture, forestry and rural areas

DESIRA has carried out a synthesis report on the 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 Living Lab [...]

2021-12-22T10:56:43+01:00December 22nd, 2021|

NEWS | Croatian Living Lab holds their Scenario Planning workshop

The Croatian Living Lab, coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Directorate for Professional Support to Agricultural Development organised their Scenario Planning workshop on September 24 in Poreč.

2021-11-12T18:12:37+01:00November 12th, 2021|

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.

2021-11-02T11:39:01+01:00October 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|