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Boosting sustainable digitalisation in rural areas

Sep 23, 2021 | Opinions

(23 September 2021) – We publish the highlights of the DESIRA webinar AEIDL organised in June on “Boosting sustainable digitalisation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas by 2040”.


The event, hosted in the framework of the European Rural Digitalisation Forum (RDF), gathered around 70 participants to discuss the role of digitalisation in the EU’s Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas, and the policy support needed to ensure that digitalisation leads to the sustainable development of rural areas.

Digitalisation will have a key role in shaping the future of agriculture, forestry and rural areas and DESIRA has contributed to the long-term vision by capitalising on the knowledge produced in the project.

Through a participatory process led by AEIDL, the project gathered the views of experts on how digital technologies can contribute to build desirable futures for rural areas by 2040.