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NEWS | Pilot projects for Rural Smart Communities

The EU is launching two new large-scale pilot projects to boost rural economies through cross-sector digital service platform. The €30 million initiative, funded through the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, focuses on rural digital service platforms, innovation ecosystems and the smart village approach. More than 50 partners from across [...]

2021-02-03T20:10:32+01:00January 6th, 2021|

ARTICLE | Digitalisation, Short Food Chain and Sovereignty

Since 2016, Fuori di Zucca (i.e. Out of Pumpkin) is an association coordinating a Solidarity Purchasing Group (GAS) without lucrative purposes at the centre of Perugia city (Italy). Mr Domenico Lizzi (Project Coordinator) explains the role of digital tools in this network of social and physical exchanges between consumers and farmers.

2021-02-03T21:14:30+01:00October 27th, 2020|

NEWS | Young people’s vision for rural areas and digitalisation

On 13 October 2020, the BCO Network Support Facility (in partnership with the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development from the European Commission) organised a workshop on young people’s vision for rural areas and digitalisation. The event took place during the European Week of Regions and Cities and [...]

2021-02-03T20:11:22+01:00October 20th, 2020|

ARTICLE | The first meeting of the Rural Digitalisation Forum

The EU Rural Digitalisation Forum (RDF), set-up by the DESIRA (Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas) project, held its first meeting online on 10 September 2020. The RDF is a platform that brings together a wide range of stakeholders working on the digitalisation of rural areas. It aims to [...]

2021-02-03T21:09:50+01:00September 28th, 2020|

News | The Conceptual and Analytical framework

The Conceptual and Analytical Framework (CAF) of DESIRA elaborates on the theoretical underpinning of the project, which helps to shape all the activities implemented, namely: • digital transformation; • the Socio-Cyber-Physical system; • digital game changers; the socio-economic impact The report sets out a line of reasoning and [...]

2021-02-03T20:11:33+01:00September 28th, 2020|

News | Mapping digital technologies in DESIRA

Through an online questionnaire answered by the project consortium, DESIRA has identified and described more than 600 digital tools with different functions, which have been clustered in different groups according to the domain in which they can be used (agriculture, forestry, and rural areas). Then, they were further [...]

2020-09-28T12:02:18+02:00September 25th, 2020|

NEWS | Smart Villages and Rural Digital Transformation

Source: ENRD, 2020 Smart Villages and Rural Digital Transformation is the latest Briefing developed by the European Network for Rural Development to assist Managing Authorities and rural stakeholders in designing and implementing Smart Villages initiatives in key domains. The focus of this document is on promoting digital transformation [...]

2021-02-03T20:11:42+01:00September 21st, 2020|

News | First meeting of the Rural Digitalisation Forum

The Rural Digitalisation Forum set-up by DESIRA held the first meeting online on 10 September 2020. The event gathered around 60 attendees from different backgrounds (research, public authorities, SMEs, stakeholders’ organisations, members of National Rural Networks…) from 22 EU Member States (including one from Georgia). Participants from different [...]

2021-02-03T21:09:37+01:00September 11th, 2020|

NEWS | Blockchain solutions for social innovation

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Prize on Blockchains for Social Good has awarded €5 million to six winners selected in a call to identify scalable, deployable and high-impact blockchain solutions for societal challenges. The winning solutions propose blockchain applications for fair trade and circular economy, increasing transparency in [...]

2021-02-03T20:12:16+01:00August 14th, 2020|

NEWS | WiFi4EU – Access to internet for municipalities

In the fourth and latest call of WiFi4EU, over 900 municipalities were awarded vouchers of €15 000, to support the installation of Wi-Fi equipment in public spaces. Browse through the list of awarded municipalities. The WiFi4EU initiative promotes free access to Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens in public spaces including [...]

2021-02-03T20:12:25+01:00August 11th, 2020|