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Empowering rural communities to act for change


RURACTIVE is committed to close cooperation with other projects actively researching and implementing innovative rural development approaches, especially those operating under the EU call for funding to develop resilient, inclusive, healthy and green rural, coastal and urban communities. This will create strong synergies and allow for interlinked approaches and methods to be widely disseminated and scaled-up.

The RURACTVE Forum, which will be established later in the project, will strengthen the cooperation by networking with relevant initiatives and projects funded under Horizon Europe, Interreg and European Regional Development Fund programmes, and co-develop policy recommendations. It will also bring together views of rural societal actors to ongoing science-policy discussions at EU and local levels.

Projects that RURACTIVE holds close links to comprise:

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Architecture for Unified Regional and Open digital ecosystems for Smart Communities and Rural Areas Large scale application.

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Innovative Smart Solutions for rural areas

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Conceptualising, identifying and piloting “smart transport services” in rural areas

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Female-Led Innovation in Agriculture and Rural Areas

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Rural regeneration with heritage

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Place-based innovation of cultural and creative industries in non-urban areas