One of the key objectives of the PoliRural project is the identification of social, technological, economic, environmental, political, and other factors that affect local development in rural areas.
For this reason, the Greek pilot organized a series of online webinars with local bodies of the region of Central Greece on the 2nd and 4th of February and on the 14th of April of 2021. At all three webinars, representatives from academia and business sector, from local government, as well as representatives of society (cooperatives, associations, etc.) participated. During the webinars, the effects of the covid-19 pandemic on all aspects of everyday life along with the need to support employment opportunities, local transport and more systematic public information on national and European population attraction programs in the region, were highlighted. In addition, the need to improve network infrastructure and to provide well-organized training in modern digital technologies has emerged during the webinars.