The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Digital and social innovation in rural services : projects brochure
This edition of the EAFRD Projects Brochure profiles 12 participatory social and digital initiatives that are enhancing rural service delivery. The source of these innovative initiatives varies – sometimes it is the village community itself (Braemar, Scotland), sometimes it is the municipality or an association of municipalities (the village hub in Beveren, Flanders). In others, it is a research institute (German 'digital villages') or the private sector (Portuguese 'digital villages'). However, in all cases, local communities play a central role. The examples cover six key service areas –... multi-service hubs, health, education, mobility, energy and digitisation of the village itself. On their own, they can make a major impact on the quality of life in rural areas. Taken together, they can provide inspiring examples and food for thought for the much wider concept of 'Smart Villages'.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (European Commission)
- Personal author(s): McGlynn, Derek Themes: Information technology and telecommunications, Agricultural policy
- Subject: digital technology, impact of information technology, information network, innovation, municipality, project of common interest, rural community, rural development, rural region, social participation
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