Since 2018, the Interreg project SmartVillages has initiated about a dozen projects in 9 test regions throughout the Alpine Space, ranging from village coworking spaces to car-sharing applications and from digital village plateforms to the installation of public Wlan transmitters and the realisation of fibre optic networks. The interim conclusion of this project phase: new technologies can indeed trigger a revolution in rural areas, but only if the technical component and the social component are well combined. Which means, firstly, that the digital infrastructures must be available and secondly, projects must be organised in such a way that citizens and residents can actively participate in the development of new services. Politicians at local, regional, national and European level are called upon to create good framework conditions for this. The conference offers participants the opportunity to learn more about good SmartVillages examples and to contribute to policy recommendations aimed at improving the conditions for digitisation and social innovation in mountain regions (see programme in attachment).
After your registration under http://www.sab.ch/fr/prestations/cooperation-internationale/smart-villag... and not later than 2 November 2020 you will receive a ZOOM link and a short description of how to participate and contribute to the online conference. In the same mailing you will also receive the draft of the SmartVillages policy recommendations for review.
We are looking forward to meeting with you online!
Visit the SmartVillages Project in the Internet https://www.alpine-space.eu/projects/smartvillages/