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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]