The Smart Rural Project ( have produced an informative infographic to help inspire rural communities to submit an application to be considered for inclusion in this new two and a half-year project supported by the European Commission (DG AGRI).

Smart Rural Project Infographic

You can download a PDF version of this infographic here.

This project, coordinated by E40 Group, aims to promote and inspire villages to develop and implement smart village approaches and strategies across Europe, and to draw conclusions and support future CAP interventions on smart villages.

It will provide guidance and technical support to 17 villages across Europe throughout the project. 5 villages have already been selected in Ireland (Dingle, Co. Kerry), Finland, France, the Czech Republic and Greece, and a further 12 villages will be selected up until the 11th of May 2020.

If you think your village/rural town is ready to undertake an exciting smart village journey, then please submit your online application here: to become one of the participant villages in the Smart Rural Project!

Smart Rural Project

More information about submitting an entry to this project can be found in the Call Document.

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