Lighthouse examples are inspiring rural communities that have developed a smart strategic approach and implemented a series of smart initiatives over the past years and decades. The lighthouse factsheets describe the smart approach of these communities and show their journey (including information on the smart initiatives and budget), flagship initiatives and the local governance structure (cooperation of public-private-research-civil society).


These short documentaries present Life in Tomaszyn (Poland) and Life in Stanz (Austria) – both selected villages under Smart Rural 21 – through the work of local inspirational leaders