Smart Villages support in Greece
The SR21 Country Page
information on Smart Villages 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)
Email : email@example.com
Only indirectly, no dedicated interventions identified on Smart Villages.
No information available yet.
National Rural Network Greece Website
Gabriela Michail (Head of Networking and Publicity Unit)
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The island of Kythera is one of the largest islands in Greece and is characterised by a large number of small settlements, with a total population of around 4000. Our greatest expectation is to keep our youth in the area, by creating the appropriate conditions for young and active people to live and work on the island. Our local economy is based predominantly on tourism and agriculture but also other areas such as trades and services, including education and health. We would like to promote agricultural and environmental sustainability on the island by introducing new technologies. The goal is to enhance the production of local products, mainly olive-oil production, honey, as well as aromatic and medicinal plants, while promoting and preserving Kythera’s landscapes, ecosystems and biodiversity.Read more
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