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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 [...]

2021-06-02T17:26:41+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 [...]

2021-05-18T11:08:21+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|

NEWS | Highlights of the SMARTVillages Final Conference

On 29 April 2021, the Interreg SMARTVillages project held its final conference. The aim of the event was to inform about the project results, especially the insights into SmartVillages test areas and the success factors of the pilot activities. During the conference , the “Digital Exchange Platform” (DEP) [...]

2021-04-29T15:23:44+02:00April 30th, 2021|

ARTICLE | Digitalisation in the Rural Vision Week

Author: Blanca Casares (AEIDL) The 'Rural Vision Week: Imagining the future of Europe's rural areas', organised by the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) Contact Point, together with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), took place between the 22 and 26 March 2021. The event included [...]

2021-06-01T16:07:25+02:00April 28th, 2021|

NEWS | First results from the EC’s public consultation on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas

The European Commission (EC) has published the key outcomes of the public consultation on the Long-term vision for rural areas (LTVRA) held between 7 September and 30 November 2020. A total of 2 326 respondents from all EU Member States have participated in the process. The consultation gathered [...]

2021-03-16T12:14:57+01:00March 16th, 2021|

NEWS | Smart Villages: concept, issues and prospects for EU rural areas

The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) recently published the briefing 'Smart villages: concept, issues and prospects for EU rural areas'. The document presents an overview of Smart Villages’s concept, its policy framework and the funding opportunities. It also provides information on smart village networks and projects and key [...]

2021-06-01T16:07:56+02:00March 10th, 2021|

ARTICLE | The new CAP and the digital transformation of agriculture

Author: Gianluca Brunori As stated by the Green Deal, the European Union attributes digitalisation a central role in the ecological transition and sustainable growth. In the proposal for a regulation for the next Common Agricultural Policy, digitalisation is present several times. However, looking at past reforms, there is [...]

2021-03-01T17:35:31+01:00March 1st, 2021|