2nd Regional Workshop

2nd Regional Workshop of the Smart Rural 21 project (Stanz im Mürztal, Austria)

‘Increasing Rural Communities‘ Resilience through Energy Transition’

Face-to-face and online sessions on 4 – 5 November 2021

The purpose of the workshop was to present the outcomes of the Smart Rural 21 project as well as smart village approaches and solutions, with particular focus on  how Smart Villages can contribute to reduction of CO2 emissions including renewable energy and local energy communities.

 See the detailed programme here

5 November Plenary of the 2nd Regional Workshop-links to the agenda items and related presentations

Plenary of the 2nd Regional Workshop & interactive sessions: Presentations from Smart Rural 21 villages, Discussion on Smart Villages Policy developments with a focus on supporting local renewable energy actions.

9.30 – 11.00

The Smart Villages support framework

Welcome & the Smart Village Strategy of Stanz im Mürztal, Fritz Pichler (Mayor)
The Smart Rural 21 Project & its lessons, Edina Ocsko (Project Coordinator)
Smart Villages in Austria, Julian Gschnell (Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture)

11:30-13:30

The Smart Village Approaches – Energy transition in focus

The case of Stanz energy community & support system, Rainer Rosegger (Agentur SCAN) & Alexander Baldele (Nyxas)
Stanz answers: Panel discussion with Fritz Pichler, Rainer Rosseger, Alexander Baldele (Advisor), Pavlos Georgiadis (Specialist Expert)
Presentations by Smart Rural 21 villages
(Ansó – Spain, Mukařov – Czech Republic, Šentviška Gora Plateau – Slovenia, Uppony – Hungary)

 This session was live-streamed.


5 November Virtual visit: Walking around in Stanz im Mürztal

15:00 – 16:30

Covid-19 has prevented us to visit other places and learn about their experiences at first hand.
We won’t let Covid stand in the way of visiting each other!
While many interested people do not have the possibility to travel to Stanz, this experimental session will allow you to walk around in the village and learn about Stanz’s innovative & smart solutions in renewable energy sector as well as in other areas & get answers to your questions in real time.

 This session was live-streamed.


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