Smart Villages support in Greece

How is the concept of Smart Villages defined?

No formal definition of Smart Villages in Greece.

Is digital a key feature of Smart Villages?

No specific information available on this aspect. It is acknowledged that digital technology can help improving services (e.g. energy and basic services)

Is social innovation a key feature of Smart Villages?

Since Smart Villages are about people, social innovation should be considered as a key feature of the definition. Smart Villages concept is aiming to improve the provision of key rural services such as health, education, energy, mobility and other social services of key importance in rural, mountainous and remote areas where such services were of poor quality and often in decline.

How is the CAP supporting Smart Villages?

Ministry of Rural Development and Food, General Secretariat for Agricultural Policy & European Funds Management

Ministry of Rural Development and Food Website

Ioannis Kovanis (Coordinator of the Local Development Strategies as part of the preparation for the CAP Strategic Plan)

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CAP 2014-2020

Only indirectly, no dedicated interventions identified on Smart Villages.

CAP 2021-2027

No information available yet.

National Rural Network Greece Website

Gabriela Michail (Head of Networking and Publicity Unit)

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CAP Network support

No specific network activity dedicated to Smart Villages identified.

How are other policies supporting Smart Villages?

No other policies supporting Smart Villages have been identified at this stage.

Please find further information about Smart Villages support in Greece on the Smart Rural 21 project’s Greece country page.

Smart Rural 27 – Smart Villages Taskforce

Smart Villages in Greece

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