EU Rural Review | Number 26 (2018)

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Series Details Number 26
Publication Date July 2018
ISSN 1831-5321
EC KF-AJ-18-001-EN-N
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Smart villages: revitalising rural services


This issue of the EU Rural Review showcases rural communities across Europe taking the initiative to find practical solutions to challenges they face and seize new opportunities.

It explores how digital and social innovation can be used in new, creative ways to improve basic services in rural areas. It further looks at national and regional approaches to creating an enabling environment, as well as how the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) can catalyse rural service innovation.


  • Smart villages
  • National and regional support for smart villages
  • Harnessing social innovation
  • Using digital innovation to revitalise rural services
  • RDPs as catalysts for innovation in rural services
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