The briefing takes stock of the digital connectivity of European rural households and provides an overview of the current state of digitalisation of rural areas. The document highlights the significant [...]
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 [...]
Since 2016, Fuori di Zucca (i.e. Out of Pumpkin) is an association coordinating a Solidarity Purchasing Group (GAS) without lucrative purposes at the centre of Perugia city (Italy). Mr Domenico Lizzi (Project Coordinator) explains the role of digital tools in this network of social and physical exchanges between consumers and farmers.
On 13 October 2020, the BCO Network Support Facility (in partnership with the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development from the European Commission) organised a workshop on young people’s vision [...]
The EU Rural Digitalisation Forum (RDF), set-up by the DESIRA (Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas) project, held its first meeting online on 10 September 2020. The RDF is a platform [...]
The Conceptual and Analytical Framework (CAF) of DESIRA elaborates on the theoretical underpinning of the project, which helps to shape all the activities implemented, namely: • digital transformation; • the [...]
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