NEWS | Digitalisation envisaged in the Scenarios for EU Rural Areas 2040

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a report on Scenarios for EU Rural Areas by 2040, which aims to provide evidence-based scientific support to the European policy-making process. In particular, this report contributes to the discussions and the development of the Long-Term Vision for EU Rural Areas [...]

2021-07-19T10:51:43+02:00July 19th, 2021|

NEWS | DESIRA outputs in the ENRD’s Evaluation Knowledge Bank to support the evaluation of the CAP

The European Evaluation Helpdesk for Rural Development has launched the Evaluation Knowledge Bank. The initiative aims at providing insights into various outputs developed in initiatives and projects at the EU, and Member States levels, concerning data infrastructures and data use. The Evaluation Knowledge Bank proposes a quick guide [...]

2021-07-06T15:40:53+02:00July 7th, 2021|

NEWS | Digitalisation and the CAP’s impact on territorial development of rural areas

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has published the information report on the impact of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2014-2020 on the territorial development of rural areas. This report is an evaluation that includes of an ex-post qualitative analysis of the relevance, effectiveness and civil society’s [...]

2021-06-01T11:18:30+02:00May 5th, 2021|

NEWS | Highlights of the SMARTVillages Final Conference

On 29 April 2021, the Interreg SMARTVillages project held its final conference. The aim of the event was to inform about the project results, especially the insights into SmartVillages test areas and the success factors of the pilot activities. During the conference , the “Digital Exchange Platform” (DEP) [...]

2021-04-29T15:23:44+02:00April 30th, 2021|

ARTICLE | Digitalisation in the Rural Vision Week

Author: Blanca Casares (AEIDL) The 'Rural Vision Week: Imagining the future of Europe's rural areas', organised by the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) Contact Point, together with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), took place between the 22 and 26 March 2021. The event included [...]

2021-06-01T16:07:25+02:00April 28th, 2021|

NEWS | First results from the EC’s public consultation on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas

The European Commission (EC) has published the key outcomes of the public consultation on the Long-term vision for rural areas (LTVRA) held between 7 September and 30 November 2020. A total of 2 326 respondents from all EU Member States have participated in the process. The consultation gathered [...]

2021-03-16T12:14:57+01:00March 16th, 2021|

NEWS | Smart Villages: concept, issues and prospects for EU rural areas

The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) recently published the briefing 'Smart villages: concept, issues and prospects for EU rural areas'. The document presents an overview of Smart Villages’s concept, its policy framework and the funding opportunities. It also provides information on smart village networks and projects and key [...]

2021-06-01T16:07:56+02:00March 10th, 2021|

NEWS | The future of agriculture and forestry: implications for managing worker safety and health

The report Review of the future of agriculture and occupational safety and health (OSH), published by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), summarises several OSH risks that affect European agriculture and forestry and threaten their long-term viability.  This publication examines trends and issues affecting [...]

2021-03-25T11:21:44+01:00February 26th, 2021|

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|

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|