Other Smart Rural 21 Events

European Week of Regions and Cities: Resilient smart villages in times of crisis (12 October 2022)


The Smart Rural 21 Project hosted a session during the European Week of Regions and Cities. The session aimed to highlight how resilient rural communities have responded effectively to the Ukraine crisis through locally-led smart solutions, including initiatives that tie in with the green transition, social cohesion, as well as economic and environmental sustainability; and how the Smart Villages concept can further contribute to strengthening the resilience of communities with the contribution of Fritz Pilcher (Mayor of Stanz, selected SR21 village) and Piotr Ostasewszki  ( CEO of Ostoja Natury, Tomaszyn selected SR21 vilage) 

The session was introduced by Maria-Christina Makrandreu (DG AGRI, European Commission)

To find out more about the session click here

To watch the video of the full session click here.

European Week of Regions and Cities: Enabling Smart Villages Policies for Rural Recovery (12 October 2021)

The session aimed to introduce the ‘2nd Preparatory Action on Smart Rural Areas of the 21st Century’ (Smart Rural 27), a 3-year project funded by the European Commission. The project aims to support Member States and local communities to prepare for the implementation of Smart Villages during the 2021-27 programming period. The session  presented the framework of the project and future policy initiatives in support of Smart Villages in EU Member States.

During the session  Stefan Jensen (Policy Officer, European Commission) DG AGRI, Edina Ocsko (Project Coordinator, E40), Joanna Gierulska (Director, Ministry of Agriculture) Lutz Kubitschke (Senior Advisor, empirica) and Hans-Olof Stalgren (Network Specialist, Swedish National Rural Network) held presentations in the topic.

To find out more about the session click here

To watch the video of the full session click here.

European Week of Regions and Cities: Smart Rural Areas in the 21st Century (13 October 2020)

The Smart Rural 21 Project hosted a session during the European Week of Regions and Cities. The session aimed at presenting the Smart Rural 21 project, the Smart Villages concept. The session was introduced by Stefan Jensen (Project Officer of the project at DG AGRI, European Commission) and Mr Franc Bogovič (Slovenian MEP).

During the session participants could listen to inspiring presentations from five of the 21 participant villages (Kythera – Greece, Raudanmaa – Finland, Šentviška Gora Plateau – Slovenia, Tomaszyn – Poland, Torup – Denmark). To see the contributions of the individual participant villages click on the names/ village pages above.

To find out more about the session click here.
To watch the video of the full session click here.

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