On January 9, occurred a coordination meeting with Horizon 2020 projects, including PoliRural, DESIRA H2020 – Digitalisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas (http://desira2020.eu/), and Ruralization (https://ruralization.eu/). DESIRA aims to improve the capacity of society and political bodies to respond to the challenges and opportunities that digitalisation generates in rural areas, agriculture and forestry. The project is developing a methodology and knowledge base that makes it easier to access the past, current and future socio-economic impacts of ICT-related innovation. Ruralization is a 4 years EU-funded project under the Horizon 2020 programme, focused on the study of problems related to rural regeneration and access to land, and the implementation of policies and activities that facilitate the entry of new generations and newcomers to the farming sector.
In this meeting, many synergies were found among the Horizon 2020 projects, and a combination of information, practices and activities will be developed in the short term. The Research Executive Agency and the organization EU Agriculture also participated in the event.