New 'Smart Villages' animation

James Rose

The European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) has released a new animation explaining the concept of 'Smart Villages'.

Smart Villages are “rural areas and communities which build on their existing strengths and assets as well as on developing new opportunities”, where “traditional and new networks and services are enhanced by means of digital, telecommunication technologies, innovations and the better use of knowledge.

You can view the ENRD Smart Villages Portal here. It contains links to the many inspiring networks and initiatives across Europe that are exploring new ways of revitalising rural services through social and digital innovation in areas such as health, social services, education, energy, mobility, and others.

View the animation below.