SHERPA Position Paper on rural digitalisation is out!
The SHERPA project just published its Position Paper “Digitalisation in rural areas ”, authored by the University of Pisa. This Position Paper follows up the SHERPA Discussion Paper on digitalisation (2022) […]
SHERPA Cluster meeting on governance
Few months ago, Nordregio – partner of the SHERPA project- had published the SHERPA Discussion Paper on “Empowering rural areas in multi-level governance”. This Discussion Paper has been used by […]
Targets and Tools for a Smart Rural Europe
On 15th March, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) voted the Opinion on “Targets and Tools for a Smart Rural Europe”. This Opinion was presented by CoR’s rapporteur on […]
Co-creating rural futures: read SHERPA conference report!
In 2023, SHERPA third Annual Conference (31 January-1 February 2023) and the first in-person after the COVID pandemic, looked back at the achievements reached over the past year. In particular, […]
The EU Startup Village Forum to revitalise the rural economy
On 28th February, the Joint Research Research jointly with the European Commission has organised the 2023 edition of the European Startup Village Forum. Launched in 2021, the European Startup Village […]
CAP: Strategic Plans, stakeholder survey, thematic groups and more!
A new year begin and a new CAP too! On 1st January 2023, the CAP Strategic Plans have officially been started to run and deliver their activities. The CAP Strategic […]
Welcome to the Rural Pact Support Office!
In 2021, the European Commission launched the European Rural Pact, as part of its Long-Term Vision for EU’s rural areas. The Rural Pact contributes to the ten-shared goal of the […]
EU Rural Observatory is not GRANULAR enough
Top researchers on geographical data from across Europe met at their first in-person meeting in Montpellier, for GRANULAR General Assembly (1-3 February). Co-funded by the Horizon Europe programme, GRANULAR is […]
The Innovation Award for Women Farmers: Applications are now open!
Harness talents in rural Europe
Harnessing talents for vibrant rural areas Approximately 30% of Europe’s regions suffer from rapidly shrinking labour force, low share of higher education and youth exodus. Rural areas, more than other […]
SHERPA EU MAP discusses climate change & value chains
On 16th January, the members of SHERPA EU MAP met in Brussels (Belgium) to discuss SHERPA’s recommendations for rural areas on climate change and land use, and on resilient and […]
Ruralization MOOC: new opportunities for rural areas
The EU-funded Ruralization project launches a new MOOC on how to study the dynamics and trends in rural regions and how to create concepts, plans, and initiatives to improve rural development, […]