Conference Contribution Details
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Maura Farrell
Smart Villages and Rural Towns in Ireland: Revitalising Rural Areas through Community-Led Innovation
A National Seminar on the EU Action for Smart Villages Initiative in Ireland, entitled ‘Smart Villages and Rural Towns in Ireland: Revitalising Rural Areas through Community-Led Innovation’ took place in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath on Thursday, July 4th, 2019. This event was organised and run by the National Rural Network (NRN) and the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD).
Athlone, County West Meath
Invited Oral Presentation
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04-JUL-19
04-JUL-19
This national seminar on Smart Villages and Rural Towns in Ireland was structured to build a greater knowledge base around the EU Action for Smart Villages initiative, and demonstrate how it can be planned, implemented and realized in an Irish context, particularly in the context of the design of the LEADER Programme post 2020. It brought together key rural development stakeholders from across Ireland and the EU to showcase and exchange ideas on how rural communities can help retain and attract people to live and work in their locality by implementing practical and tangible solutions to the various local challenges they face in the form of digital, social and environmental innovation. Policy instruments which can support the development of Smart Villages and Rural Towns both now and in the future were also be explored.
Department of Rural and Community Development and the National Rural Network
Publication Themes
Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy