Smart Villages support in Netherlands
The SR21 Country Page
information on Smart Villages in Netherlands
How is the concept of Smart Villages defined?
No formal definition of ‘Smart Villages’ in the Netherlands.
Is digital a key feature of Smart Villages?
Digital is not a key aspect.
Is social innovation a key feature of Smart Villages?
No specific information available on this aspect.
How is the CAP supporting Smart Villages?
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
Henk Reinen, Director
Indirectly, no specific Smart Villages intervention.
- LEADER/ CLLD
No specific Smart Villages interventions identified at the moment.
Thamar Kok, NRN contact person LEADER
CAP Network support
No specific network activities on Smart Villages have been identified.
Network is very supportive in sharing Smart Villages knowledge & information.
How are other policies supporting Smart Villages?
Only to some extent/ indirectly.
Smart Rural 27 – Smart Villages Taskforce
No taskforce is set up yet
Smart Villages in Netherlands
Neighbourhood Dishoek is located within Koudekerke district in the municipality of Veere and has an area of 34 hectares. Its inhabitants are a small, close-knit community. In 2017, around 100 people from the community met to explore the possibilities of making their neighbourhood more sustainable. As a result of that evening, a cooperative was established: “Coöperatie Energieneutraal Koudekerke-Dishoek” (EKD). The cooperative benefits inhabitants and is driven by inhabitants. The EKD is focused on making sustainable ideas concrete and encouraging people in Dishoek to participate in realising the innovations.Read more
Hilvarenbeek is a rural municipality with about 15.500 inhabitants, located in the south of Central Brabant, at about 10 km southeast of Tilburg on the Belgian border. The village with surrounds covers an area of about 97 km2. On and around the erritory of Hilvarenbeek several vulnerable estates and nature reserves are situated, which also determine the character of the landscape and at the same time are of great importance for the touristic and recreational attraction of the area. Preserving these vulnerable areas is one of the major challenges facing the community.Read more
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Last update: May 30, 2022