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Technology and innovation as allies for a smart rural environment
January 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The digitalisation of rural areas has long been a priority for the Basque Government. The Basque Country has new generation broadband infrastructures in practically the entire territory, so as to ensure that the high level of connectivity favours town and country planning and cohesion. This commitment was acknowledged by the European Commission in the framework of the European Broadband Awards 2019.
New technologies are part of the solution to the challenges faced by rural areas and undoubtedly contribute to generating quality employment, added value and economic activity. However, the aim is to continue
providing support and facilitating opportunities to promote rural development.
In this sense, we invite you to participate in this webinar aimed at all the actors involved in this challenge: representatives at the different levels of government in the Basque Country (local, county and regional) dedicated to digitalisation and the rural environment; rural development associations; as well as other entities linked to innovation and entrepreneurship.
The aim is to provide participants with useful information on the vision that European Commission has on this issue, as well as some European experiences of interest that may be inspiring.