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Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas

Title OriginalDigitisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas

DESIRA will develop the concept of Socio-Cyber-Physical Systems to advance understanding of the impact of digitisation in rural areas, linking analysis directly to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Operationalising the Responsible Research and Innovation approach, DESIRA will enrol agriculture, forestry and rural stakeholders in co-developing scenarios and policies in Living Labs established in 20 European regions, and a Rural Digitization Forum gathering 250 stakeholders from all Europe. A Virtual Research Environment tailored to the purposes of the project will connect all participants and allow to increase substantially the interaction within the network.

DESIRA will provide a Taxonomy and Inventory of Digital Game changers which will be implemented into an online Visualization Tool, a Set of Socio-Economic Impact Indicators aligned to the Sustainability Development Goals implemented into an online Socio-Economic Impact Tool, a Pan-European Assessment of digitization in European rural regions, a Needs, Expectations and Impact appraisal report, a Comparative Scenario Report based on scenario development activities of Living Labs and the Rural Digitization Forum, a Policy analysis and Roadmap, an Ethical Code to be adopted by researchers and innovators and recommended by policy bodies.

Financing/ Donor
  • EU Horizon 2020
(Research) Program
  • European Commission, Horizon 2020
Project partners
  • Projct coordinator: University of Pisa
  • 24 partners across Europe
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff
Role of FiBL

Project partner

Research area
FiBL project number 3517401-3517407
Date modified 12.11.2019