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This page contains specific information about the planning and implementation of smart villages in Luxembourg. The information aims to orient people on policy planning, key contacts and resources on smart villages. However, it neither aims to be fully comprehensive, nor necessarily reflects the official government or European Commission position.

Explore how smart villages are being implemented in Luxembourg.

Key CAP contact(s) :

Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development
Key contact(s) :
Françoise Bonert (Adviser)
Email : francoise.bonert@ma.etat.lu
Website : https://agriculture.public.lu/de.html

Support for Smart Villages under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

The “smart” approach has been integrated into Specific Objective 8 – Boost and support the economic development of rural areas in the CAP Strategic Plan.

Further information on CAP & smart villages :

Post-2020 regional and social EU policies ( 01/04/2021 – Ongoing ) - The government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Language : French)

Key NRN contact(s) :

Luxembourg Network for Rural Development
Key contact(s) :
Françoise Bonert (Adviser)
Email : francoise.bonert@ma.etat.lu
Website : https://agriculture.public.lu/de.html

Activities of the National Rural Network (NRN) on smart villages

The Luxembourg Rural Network does not yet carry out specific activities on the theme of Smart Villages, but has an interest in working on this theme in the future.

Support provided through other national/ regional policies & initiatives

  • At this stage, there are no clear plans concerning the support for Smart Villages – or relevant interventions in rural areas – through other European policy instruments and funds.
  • The Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development is responsible for man-aging the national applications received in response to the European Village Renewal Award (managed by ARGE – Europäische Arbeitsgemeinschaft Landentwicklung und Dorferneuerung). The Smart Villages concept can be promoted and supported in the framework of this award (especially through defining specific ‘evaluation’ award crite-ria aligned with the concept Smart Villages).
  • The Ministry of Agriculture is currently familiarising itself with the ‘smart approach’ and could promote it within the frame-work of the national Rural Development Measures.

  • Key organisations & contacts

    SIGI is a major public player in Luxembourg, creating IT solutions adapted to municipal businesses and responding to the challenges of cities and communities moving towards the ‘smart villages’ and ‘smart cities’ approaches.

    It helps member municipalities in carrying out their missions and working with citizens and the state.

    Further key resources

    Digital challenges of the rural areas in the Greater Region
    Ruralité-Environnement-Développement (RED) ( 2016 )
    A brochure setting out 20 recommendations for the deployment of a high-speed network in the five territories of the Greater Region and addresses the question of digital uses and skills in rural areas.
    Language : French

    Smart rural: rural territories are adopting the concept of smart city
    Ruralité-Environnement-Développement (RED) ( 2014 )
    A brochure synthesising presentations and debates held at the interregional conference of June 2014 in Arlon (BE). It highlights which rural territories can adopt the concept of a ‘smart city’, as widely used within the promotion of sustainable urban development.
    Language : French

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