Uppony is a small village of 280 inhabitants in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen, one of the most lagging behind counties of Hungary. The beautiful natural environment of the village is in sharp contrast with its current socio-economic status. The micro-region of Ózd, where Uppony is located, is situated in north-east Hungary and is one of the most disadvantaged and poorest areas in Hungary. The region is mostly characterised by small-size villages. Population is decreasing and ageing, while the unemployment rate is high.
Our main motivation to become a ‘smart village’ is to demonstrate that even marginalised and disadvantaged communities like ours have a ‘way out’ if the right solutions are identified and implemented.




mountains, remote, sparsely populated areas

Degree of urbanization


population of 222

Village Solutions

Development of apartment houses in Uppony

Development of apartment houses with wellness and restaurant services. The project is an important step in the village’s development as this will be the first facility that would provide these value added services to visitors.


Contact Information

Municipality of Uppony,

Veress Tamas, tamasveress@outlook.com