Mar Delgado, partner of DESIRA and leader of the policy work, participated in the public hearing of the European Parliament on the future of rural areas.
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 [...]
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 [...]
The 20th of December 2021 was a key day for rural development. The European Commission launched the Rural Pact, an initiative announced in the Long-Term Vision for the Rural Areas. This new pact aims to mobilise public authorities and stakeholders to act on the needs and aspirations of [...]
The EU Rural Digitalisation Forum (RDF), set-up by the DESIRA (Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas) project, held the first part of the second meeting online on 7 December 2021.
The Living Lab coordinated by University of Córdoba is working on the topic of forest fires in Andalusia. This is an increasingly recurrent phenomenon with an everchanging and more unpredictable behaviour. Few months ago, the fire initiated in Sierra Bermeja (Málaga) was “unusual in our country” -as stated [...]
NEWS | Needs, expectations and impacts of digitalisation in EU agriculture, forestry and rural areas
DESIRA has carried out a synthesis report on the Needs, Expectations and Impact (NEI) of digitalisation on agriculture, rural areas, and forestry. This synthesis report includes a comparative analysis of socio-economic impacts of digitalisation using the basis of the 21 NEI regional reports elaborated by each Living Lab [...]
The Croatian Living Lab, coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Directorate for Professional Support to Agricultural Development organised their Scenario Planning workshop on September 24 in Poreč.
On 26/27 October 2021, the German DESIRA Living Lab Rhineland-Palatinate held an online workshop to carry out its Scenario Planning.
On 7 October 2021, the Scottish DESIRA Living Lab met with ten residents of Coigach in their village hall along with virtual representatives from the Scottish Government participating online.