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Stanz

(Austria)

Stanz im Mürztal is located in a rural area in the province of Styria in Austria. It has a total population of 1 844 inhabitants and faces the common challenges of depopulation and a small-scale economy. In 2016, it launched initiatives around improving the village centre, mobility, and overall quality of life with the active participation of the residents - the ‘Local Agenda 21’ process. Future plans are to focus on self-sufficient energy production and increase of supply from renewable energy sources to 100%.

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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
  • Sept 2021 - 2nd Regional Workshop
  • Jun 2021 - 1st Regional Workshop (Northern Region)
  • Dec 2021 - Strategic action support completed in 21 villages
  • Apr 2022 - Final Conference
  • Jun 2022 - Smart Rural 21 project ends

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