About the Smart Rural 27 Project

The ‘2nd Preparatory Action on Smart Rural Areas in the 21st Century’ (shortly called Smart Rural 27 project) was launched by the European Commission in December 2020 with the aim to “prepare Member States and rural communities for the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post-2020 as well as other EU policies and initiatives, which could potentially support the emergence of additional Smart Villages across the European Union”. 

The Smart Rural 27 project strongly builds on previous ‘smart’ actions, such as the Smart Eco-social Villages Pilot Project and the Smart Rural 21 project.

The project is coordinated by E40 Europe, an international consultancy (registered in Hungary), the partnership includes:

Highclere Consulting, Romania

Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

Empirica, Germany

Ecolise, Belgium

The project is supported by the European Union under Service Contract No. AGRI-2020-0332.