ARTICLE | Acceptance of digital technologies in rural areas – Insights from SOILdarity

Authors: Giuseppe Saija and Gabriele Quattrocchi (EUKNOW), and Ana Maria Ventura (University of Lisbon) The successful implementation of the European Green Deal will mark a historic achievement in the European Union economic, environmental and social development. It will affect the global economic trends in the decades to come. [...]

2022-12-22T17:17:30+01:00January 3rd, 2023|

NEWS | DESIRA at the SmartAgriHubs Conference

On 26-29 September 2022, the Horizon 2020 project SmartAgriHubs organised its Final Event. More than 350 stakeholders, including Digital Innovation Hubs, Competence Centres, technology providers, policy-makers, researchers, investors, and agri-food associations attended the conference, which took place in Lisbon. Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 were the Synergy Days, [...]

2022-10-03T14:16:39+02:00October 3rd, 2022|

NEWS | What strategies for rural areas in the CAP Strategic Plans?

At the end of April 2022, the European Commission sent Observation Letters to the 19 Member States that submitted their CAP Strategic Plans on time. The comments focused on what countries were planning for rural areas, in terms of job creation, gender equality, digital access and rural infrastructures. [...]

2022-06-07T14:35:38+02:00May 25th, 2022|

NEWS | MOVING published policy briefs for each of its 23 Mountain Reference Regions

MOVING has recently published 23 individual policy briefs, one for each of its Reference Regions. These documents include the description of the Mountain Reference Region, the value chain contribution to sustainability and resilience of the region, some innovation components and a number of policy relevant considerations. The policy [...]

2022-06-07T12:52:22+02:00March 7th, 2022|

NEWS | Digitalisation as part of rural areas’ future

In two recent documents published by the Horizon 2020 project SHERPA, digitalisation is highlighted as a potential key factor to boost the development of rural areas. SHERPA is supporting  20 Multi-Actor Platforms (MAPs) in the development of a ‘Long-term vision for rural areas’ based on sound research evidence. [...]

2021-02-03T20:13:01+01:00July 28th, 2020|

NEWS | Circular Economy in Greece

The Horizon 2020 project, Enabling, organised an online discussion on 22 June 2020, exploring the current status and challenges of circular economy in rural and non-rural areas of Greece. The topic was addressed from the current perspective of the COVID-19 crisis and the implications that this brings along. [...]

2021-02-03T20:13:47+01:00July 2nd, 2020|

NEWS | SmartAgriHubs Open Call – Respond to COVID-19

The SmartAgriHubs project has launched an open call until 3 June 2020 for Digital Innovation Hubs and SMEs to participate in finding collectively digital solutions in response to challenges COVID-19 has posed on the agri-food sector. The open call focuses on the organisation of hackathon type of activities [...]

2021-02-03T20:19:30+01:00May 11th, 2020|

NEWS | Ruritage’s call for resilience actions in the face of COVID-19

The Horizon 2020-funded project, RURITAGE, started a call for action in April 2020 to collect examples of actions of resilience intended to increase and strengthen rural communities during the current global pandemic. Relevant examples will be used in a final report on solutions and initiatives for enhancing resilience [...]

2021-02-03T20:19:46+01:00May 4th, 2020|

NEWS | Shaping the ethical dimensions of Smart Information Systems

The Horizon 2020-funded project, SHERPA (Shaping the Ethical Dimensions of Smart Information Systems), analyses how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data analytics impact ethics and human rights. The project is developing novel ways to understand and address these challenges to find desirable and sustainable solutions that can benefit [...]

2021-02-03T20:20:16+01:00March 25th, 2020|