Smart Villages support in Spain

How is the concept of Smart Villages defined?

No formal definition of Smart Villages in Spain.

Is digital a key feature of Smart Villages?

The Smart Villages concept is often associated by people with ‘Smart Cities’. The definition of Smart City is referring to integrated / digital / automated management of services in the city; consequently, digital is often seen as a key feature of Smart Villages.

Is social innovation a key feature of Smart Villages?

Social innovation is key to the development of the concept, as it is expected that digital solutions will solve social problems and challenges in rural areas that have not yet been answered.

How is the CAP supporting Smart Villages?

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA)


CAP 2014-2020

Indirectly, no specific Smart Villages intervention.

Depends on the region and its Rural Development Programme. In many regions RDPs there is reference to smart approaches (e.g. Rural Agenda of Catalonia)

CAP 2021-2027

No information available yet on Smart Villages support.

Spanish National Rural Network (Red Rural Nacional)


CAP Network support

No specific network activities identified at this stage.

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 Spain on the Smart Rural 21 project’s Spain country page

Smart Rural 27 – Smart Villages Taskforce

Smart Villages in Spain

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