Smart Villages support in Luxembourg

How is the concept of Smart Villages defined?

Yes, a definition of ‘Smart Villages’ was formulated in the Luxembourgish CAP Strategic Plan:

“Smart Villages are communities in rural areas that use innovative solutions to improve their resilience, building on local strengths and opportunities. They rely on a participatory approach to developing and implementing their strategy for improving their economic, social and/or environmental conditions, in particular by mobilising the solutions offered by digital technologies.”

Source: The Luxembourgish CAP Strategic Plan

Is digital a key feature of Smart Villages?

Yes, digital is a key feature, as specified by the definition.

Is social innovation a key feature of Smart Villages?

Yes, social innovation might be one of the key features, as specified by the definition.

How is the CAP supporting Smart Villages?

Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development


Françoise Bonert, Adviser


CAP 2014-2022

Only indirectly, no dedicated Smart Village interventions identified.

CAP 2023-2027

Yes, direct Smart Village interventions are planned :

Through the LEADER intervention (COOP(77) – Coopération), support for ‘smart’ approaches is planned as part of the 2023-2027 Luxembourgish Strategic Plan.

‘Village strategy’ and ‘Smart Village’ type of projects can be implemented under the following conditions:

  • the project is carried out for a specific village;
  • the municipality to which the village belongs must be the project leader;
  • the budget per project is between €20,000 and €50,000.

Luxembourg Network for Rural Development


Françoise Bonert, Adviser


CAP Network support

No specific network activities on Smart Villages have been identified yet.

An awareness raising on the ‘smart’ approach and its implementation might be organised for LEADER LAGs.

How are other policies supporting Smart Villages?

No other policies in support of Smart Villages have been identified.


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

Smart Rural 27 – Smart Villages Taskforce

No taskforce is set up yet

Smart Villages in Luxembourg

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Last update: August 23, 2022