8 out of the 16 finalists projects from across Europe have been awarded due to their effort in implementing the digital transformation and thus providing access to gigabit connectivity and 5G services to all European citizens.
The European Leadership Academy has created the Women's Academy for Rural Innovation, a ground-breaking programme designed to empower talented women from rural communities to acquire the skills needed to lead Europe’s rural areas into the forefront of the digital revolution.
The European Commission has launched a new public consultation in which all forest stakeholders are invited to take part until 17 November 2022. The aim of this initiative is to develop an observation framework for EU forests.
On 15 and 16 June, the European Commission organised the Rural Pact Conference in Brussels, Belgium. The event brought together EU, national, and regional policy-makers alongside local authorities, social and economic stakeholders in a participatory event that reflected the rural vision’s ambition and bottom-up character. It sought to [...]
Rural areas are home to 30% of the EU population and cover 80% of its territory, but they are still underappreciated and left behind. Developing stronger, resilient, prosperous, and connected rural areas by 2040, above all connected, is the aim of the European Commission through the Long-Term Vision [...]
A new batch of Practices Abstracts has been published! 21 documents featuring a short summary of the Needs, Expectations and Impacts (NEI) report, that DESIRA Living Labs carried out during 2021. These documents include the main needs that each LL must address related to its focal question, as [...]
NEWS | Assessing the impact of digitalisation through the 65 Socio-Economic Sustainability Indicators
Through an iterative, participatory process, a final set of 65 Socio-Economic Sustainability Indicators to assess the impact of digitalisation in agriculture, forestry, and rural areas have been created. These indicators were then used in the context of the DESIRA project to qualitatively measure the impact of digitalisation across [...]
At the end of April 2022, the European Commission sent Observation Letters to the 19 Member States that submitted their CAP Strategic Plans on time. The comments focused on what countries were planning for rural areas, in terms of job creation, gender equality, digital access and rural infrastructures. [...]
On 12 May 2022, the German DESIRA Living Lab in Rhineland-Palatinate carried out its use case workshop in Betzdorf. The purpose was to refine an use case focusing on digital potentials for the social cohesion in the region. Based on the project results generated so far in the living lab, [...]
In the framework of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the period 2023-2027, EU Member States had until 31 December 2021 to submit their CAP strategic plan to the European Commission. It refers to the national version of the CAP objectives that the Commission must approve within [...]