About the MAP
In the region of Tuscany, Italy, the University of Pisa coordinates the Multi-Actor Platform Development of Rural Areas. The platform is being established and operates at the regional level. The main challenges in the region are depopulation, extreme climatic events and service provision. Digitalisation and agro-tourism present opportunities for the development of the region.
The MAP aims to assess existing initiatives to evaluate the potential role of digitalisation in the development of rural areas. The specific topical focus within these challenges will be determined by the core members of the platform.
The activities of this MAP are designed to achieve the following specific objectives:
- MAP objective 1: Review the regional initiatives implemented on digitalisation development and discuss their impact in rural areas.
- MAP objective 2: Evaluate the effective and potential role of digitalisation in the development of rural areas.
- MAP objective 3: Co-construct recommendations for the operationalisation of the Rural Development Programme in Tuscany in the next programming period, for further reforms of the CAP at national and EU levels, and for forthcoming research agendas in the context of the digitalisation-related themes agreed with the MAP members.
- MAP objective 4: Jointly write a position paper that integrates the results of the discussions into specific recommendations for key actors in the science-society-policy interface at regional, national and EU levels.
Regional government, university, LAGs.