Smart Village Academy

Smart Village Academy

Two Smart Rural Academy online events were organised within the framework of the Smart Rural 21 project, with the participation of over 100 village representatives (from the 21 participant and Come Along! villages), Smart Rural 21 core team members and national experts. The main purpose of the meetings was to inspire participants through presenting and discussing innovative solutions from rural communities across Europe, in line with the specific thematic interest of participants.

The first Smart Rural Academy was held on 27 October 2020.

The second Smart Rural Academy was held on 23-24 February 2021.


The 1st Smart Rural Academy – links to the agenda items and related presentations

Introduction

Presentation of partners

Thematic Session – Round 1

Thematic Session – Round 2

How to develop a Smart Village Strategy

The Smart Rural 21 project’s Smart Village Strategy development process & tool, Edina Ocsko (E40)
See also the Smart Village Strategy Template in the Roadmap Tool.
Panel discussion with the 5 pre-selected villages about their strategy development process

Conclusions & Next Steps


The 2nd Smart Rural Academy – links to the agenda items and related presentations

1st day – 23 February 2021

Introduction

Working Groups

Website and community platforms for community engagement

Facilitator: Pat Kennedy (eTownz)

Presentation of Pat Kennedy (eTownz)

Presentation of Nika Kikelj Maver (Šentviška Gora Plateau, Slovenia)

Presentation of Peter Plant (Torup, Denmark) & Heino Smed Sørensen (Myvillage / MINLANDSBY)


Promoting your village to attract tourists/ visitors, newcomers, businesses, investment…

Facilitator: Edina Ocsko (E40) & Grainne Dwyer (Stori Creative)

Presentation of Edina Ocsko (E40)

Presentation of Kristaps Vitolins (Alsunga, Latvia)

Presentation of Grainne Dwyer (Stori Creative)


Local energy communities and stakeholder engagement

Facilitator: Michael Fischer (Austrian National Expert – Smart Rural 21)

Presentation of Kulno Keskula (Virtsu, Estonia)

Presentation of Fritz Pichler (Stanz im Mürztal, Austria)


Local data and data management– recognising data and making use of it

Facilitator: Bernard Dubuisson (Profondeville, Belgium- Wallonia)

Presentation of Bernard Dubuisson (Profondeville, Belgium – Wallonia)

2nd day – 24 February 2021

Introduction

Working Groups

Plugging the leak -How to make sure money stays within and benefit the local community

Facilitator: Kate Lindley & Sarah Hughes  (Plugging the leak’ Experts)

Presentation of Kate Lindley & Sarah Hughes (Plugging the leak’ Experts)


The cooperative model: The Polish model (Tomaszyn) for reviving a declining rural area

Facilitator: Aldo Vargas (Polish National Expert – Smart Rural 21)

Presentation of Piotr Ostaszewski (Tomaszyn, Poland)


Triggering participation in rural initiatives through crowdfunding: Training on how to plan crowdfunding scheme

Facilitator: Mauricio O’Brien (European Crowdfunding Network)

Presentation of Mauricio O’Brien (European Crowdfunding Network)

Presentation of Heini Niklas-Salminen (Raudanmaa, Finland)

Presentation of WietVan Meel (Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands)


Financing models: Financing models in agriculture, the food industry and beyond – the German model

Facilitator: Simone Sterly (Institut für Ländliche Strukturforschung)

Presentation of Simone Sterly (Institut für Ländliche Strukturforschung)

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