DESIRA News

NEWS | DESIRA Practice Abstracts

Browse through the practical examples of digital tools, projects and technologies adopted in agriculture, forestry and rural areas. A first set of 50 practice abstracts (PAs) have been made available online. Each PA describes a digital tool or project, and highlights the distinctive key elements, giving an overview [...]

2021-02-16T10:01:30+01:00January 27th, 2021|

NEWS | Rural Digitalisation Forum – Did you miss the first meeting?

The Rural Digitalisation Forum set-up by DESIRA held its 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, etc.) from 22 EU Member States. If you could not attend the [...]

2021-02-16T10:00:44+01:00January 19th, 2021|

NEWS | The state of rural digitalisation in Europe

The briefing takes stock of the digital connectivity of European rural households and provides an overview of the current state of digitalisation of rural areas. The document highlights the significant progress achieved in the last years regarding the objectives defined in the Digital Agenda for Europe. Nevertheless, the [...]

2021-02-16T09:59:15+01:00January 11th, 2021|

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 | 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 | Setting the ground for the DESIRA Scenario Planning

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DESIRA partners had to divide the General Assembly into several online meetings. On 23 July 2020, the Scenario Planning Training concluded this series of events. The meeting introduced Living Labs Coordinators to the concept of Scenario Planning. A preliminary report has been produced, [...]

2021-02-03T21:10:41+01:00July 24th, 2020|

NEWS | Living Labs to assess digitalisation impacts

A second training organised by DESIRA Work Package 2 leaders on 8 July 2020, focused on providing Living Labs with the necessary tools that will help them assess the impacts of digitalisation in their specific areas. Through online surveys and participatory assessments, Living Labs will be able to [...]

2021-02-03T21:10:06+01:00July 16th, 2020|

NEWS | Setting up the work for the upcoming months

As part of the project coordination efforts, the Steering Committee met online today, 3 July 2020, to revise the work carried out since the last meeting, as well as to plan the activities for the upcoming months. Work Package leaders presented the main progress of this short period [...]

2020-07-03T17:07:42+02:00July 3rd, 2020|

NEWS | Digital food experiences and perspectives for responsible innovation

On 26 June 2020, our DESIRA partner and project coordinator, the University of Pisa held the third online seminar within the series of meetings on the topic ‘Digitalisation in agriculture: a challenge for interdisciplinary research’.  The seminar was organised by Alessandra Di Lauro and Gianluca Brunori with the [...]

2020-07-01T12:16:52+02:00July 1st, 2020|