The Smart Rural 21 Project

About the project

The Smart Rural project is a two and a half-year project supported by the European Commission (DG AGRI) with the overall aim to promote and inspire villages to develop and implement smart village approaches and strategies across Europe, and to draw conclusions and support future policy interventions on smart villages.

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Previous
  • Dec 2019 - Smart Rural 21 project started.
  • Jan 2020 - Strategy development started with five preselected villages.
  • Jan – Jun 2020 - Application to become one of the additional 16 villages.
  • Jun 2020 - 16 additional villages selected & started strategy developement.
  • 27 Oct 2020 - 1st Smart Village Academy
  • Dec 2020 - All selected villages complete their smart strategies
  • Feb 2021 - Smart action planning starts in all 21 villages
  • 23-24 Feb 2021 - 2nd Smart Village Academy
  • Jul 2021 - Selection of 2 villages to complete strategic actions in full
  • 14 Sept 2021 - 1st Regional Workshop in Tomaszyn (online)
  • 5 Nov 2021 - 2nd Regional Workshop held in Stanz
  • Dec 2021 – Feb 2022 - Policy Workshops
  • 27 Jan 2022 - 3rd Regional Workshop held in Ostana (online)
  • 18 Mar 2022 - 4th Regional Workshop held in Torup
  • Jun 2022 - Strategic action support completed in supported villages
  • Sept 2022 - Final Conference
  • Nov 2022 - Smart Rural 21 project ends

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Dingle / Daingean Uí Chúis

( Ireland )

Dingle / Daingean Uí Chúis is the main coastal settlement on the Dingle / Corca Dhuibhne Peninsula, one of Europe’s most westerly peninsulas. Our peninsula has a population of 12,500, of whom 3,500 live in Dingle (and environs). Our peninsula’s stunning landscapes, calendar of festivals, strong cultural heritage and distinctive identity, combined with our internationally renowned reputation as a place of welcome and hospitality have been drawing visitors to the area for generations.

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