The RURALIZATION project aims to look at ways to overcome rural decline issues that support rural regeneration and generational renewal. The empirical focus of the project was to develop, assess and disseminate novel instruments, strategies and policies that cater for rural regeneration, in relation to the future dreams of rural youth, facilitating rural newcomers, succession […]
Benefits of the Future of Europe Conference for Smart Villages
MEP Engin Eroglu
A number of persistent prejudices against rural and remote regions still persist today. Behind these stereotypes and tribalism, the fact that more than half of Europe’s population comes from rural and remote regions is all too often hidden. Rural regions are therefore not strange […]
Tourism in Rural Areas
MEP Hannes Heide
Tourism has collapsed everywhere during the lockdown. Numerous companies are still threatened with bankruptcy. On the other hand, outdoor tourism in rural areas is experiencing an economic boom due to the pandemic. „Many small businesses benefit from this and most of the added value remains in the region“, reports RUMRA […]
REInA (Rural European Innovation Area) is a pan-European open platform which aims to gather innovative initiatives to support the creation of a new Rural European Innovation Area. The objective of REInA is to be the loudspeaker for European rural area voices, pushing their development, growth, business and natural resources by a fair, green and sustainable […]
In the context of the long-term vision for rural areas, the European Commission has made available on its website key data for EU rural areas broken down by topic. The data, which is up-to-date, covers a wide range of categories, such as topography, demography, social inclusion, access to service and infraestructure… etc.
Looking at the data, […]
Promoting Regional Funding – How to maximise the use for our rural regions
Wednesday, 2 June 2021 | 14:00H | Register here
Hosted by Niklas Nienaß, Vice-Chair of the RUMRA & Smart Villages Intergroup in the European Parliament.
How can we tap the full potential of the variety of our Investment and Structural Funds and simultaneously trigger more […]
On 29 April 2021, Commission Vice-President Dubravka Šuica (Vice-President for Democracy and Demography) and Commissioner Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth) launched the first edition of the EU Atlas of Demography in a panel discussion with the President of the Committee of the Regions Apostolos Tzitzikostas and the Portuguese Minister of […]
Advantages of Big Data AI for Smart Villages
The analysis and use of Big Data is increasingly becoming the focus of public attention. Big Data refers to data volumes that are too large, too complex, too fast-moving or too weakly structured to be analysed using manual and conventional data processing methods.
Unfortunately, the term Big Data is […]
Commissioner Šuica reaffirms the opportunities to tackle demographic change in rural and mountainous areas at SILVER SMEs conference
On 21 April 2021, Euromontana organised an online conference on the challenges and solutions to cope with ageing in rural Europe co-organised with the Provincial Government of Teruel, in the framework of the Interreg Europe SILVER SMEs […]
In recent years, smart villages began to flourish, revitalise and empower rural communities. The concept implies the participation of local people in improving their economic, social or environmental conditions, cooperation with other communities, social innovation and the development of smart village strategies. Although there is no legal definition within EU legislation, the core of smart […]