NEWS | DESIRA at the European Rural Parliament

The city of Kielce has welcomed a new edition of the European Rural Parliament (ERP) between the 12-15 September. The conference gathers more than 400 rural stakeholders from 39 Members States, including European Commission representatives, civil society organisation, businesses, public authorities. Also, it welcomes delegations from Ukraine and [...]

2022-09-15T11:03:21+02:00September 15th, 2022|

NEWS | European Broadband Awards 2022: rewarding the excellence of broadband deployment projects

The winners of the European Broadband Awards 2022 will be announced and awarded by the European Commission at the Award Ceremony on 27 September 2022.

2022-09-15T09:04:54+02:00September 15th, 2022|

NEWS | These are the needs, expectations and impacts for digitalisation from the DESIRA Living Labs

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 [...]

2022-07-01T16:23:15+02:00June 3rd, 2022|

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 [...]

2022-06-08T09:53:10+02:00May 26th, 2022|

NEWS | Use case workshop of Rhineland Palatinate Living Lab

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, [...]

2022-07-01T16:23:15+02:00May 24th, 2022|

NEWS | RDF highlights report: The vision for digitalisation of rural areas

On 7 December 2021 and 8 February 2022, the Rural Digitalisation Forum (RDF), set-up by DESIRA organised an EU scenario planning exercise.  READ HERE THE HIGHLIGHTS REPORT   Bringing together more than 30 stakeholders from different backgrounds (research, public authorities, SMEs, stakeholders’ organisations, members of National Rural [...]

2022-05-24T11:04:21+02:00May 18th, 2022|

NEWS | Article published: Drivers, barriers and impacts of digitalisation in rural areas from the viewpoint of experts

Agricultural, forestry, and rural areas are undergoing a process of digital transformation. Digitalisation can have positive impacts on sustainability in terms of greater environmental control, and community prosperity. At the same time, it can also have disruptive effects, with the marginalisation of actors that cannot cope with the [...]

2022-02-01T11:00:42+01:00January 31st, 2022|

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|