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“Citizen Taxi”

The "Citizen Taxi" is a voluntary transport service for older people to get to the doctor, the physiotherapist or to the shops.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Municipality
Elderly

smart economy

Caseificio Val d’Aveto – Investing to sustain the local supply chain

A dairy company, in Val d'Aveto (Liguria), used RDP (Rural Development Programme) support to to add a new wing to the factory building, for the processing, packaging and storage of yoghurt. In this way, the investment reinforce the local supply chains and helps prevent the abandonment of the farming activity in the area thanks to the creation of new jobs.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local region
Youth, Students, Active working people

smart governance

digital.tirol

strategy of the government of Tyrol to improve the digitalisation in the county
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local region
Students, Active working people

smart governance, smart living, smart people

Gem2Go

communication app for communities with their inhabitans
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Municipality
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

smart mobility

Ummadum

Ummadum is a mobility app, which combines mobility solutions with regional economic cycles https://www.ummadum.com/en/
May be applicable in some rural areas
Local region
Active working people

smart mobility

Prontobus RUMOBIL

Prontubus is a transport on-demand project with the aim of integrate the existing suburban public transport system in the Modena Province territory. Thanks to reservation system (by app and by call center) the aim is to offer a higher number of routes for the inhabitants of rural areas with the purpose of increasing the modal shift towards public transport.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local region
Elderly, Students

smart mobility

Nextbike: bike sharing system in rural territories in Austria

The main objective is the reduction of traffic in low-density areas by offering alternative means of transport such as bikes. Indeed, traffic is mainly responsible of greenhouse gases emissions. The aim of the project is to establish an easy hiring network of bike rental in order to make public transport more attractive. An other goal is offer a range of bikes, available round the clock, to support multimodal mobility.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local region
Youth, Students, Active working people

smart governance

Bed & Sports Willisau

Bed & Sports in Willisau is a new accommodation offer (inaugurated in January 2018), which is embedded in the existing accommodation offers in the Willisau region. The offer supports and demonstrates the importance of sports tourism and its value for the city and the entire region. Willisau has always been a hot spot for athletes from all over Switzerland; since 1972, the city operates a sports center of national importance. Thus, in Willisau, there are an indoor swimming pool, a swinging cellar, a hall for strength, gymnastics and wrestling, various athletics facilities, a 400-meter circular track, three soccer fields, a 4-field beach facility, a cable car and several gyms at disposal. So far, however, Willisau has mostly been lacking overnight offers with 4- and multi-bed rooms, as well as theory rooms for sports camps. Adjacent to the sports facilities, the athletes accommodation “Bed & Sports” with 106 beds, theory rooms and a fitness center has now been realized together with the city of Willisau. This project allows the continuous tourist promotion of the region, since these beds are also available to sport tourists (biking, hiking, etc.). With the expansion of overnight accommodation in the affordable price segment, the sports facilities can be used even better, which has a positive effect on operating costs.Every year, over 20,000 athletes benefit of these accommodation options at the Willisau sports center. This offer is also used for cantonal youth & sports camps.The shared booking platform for the offers of Bed & Sports via the city of Willisau is ideal for athletes, clubs and tourists.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local region
Youth, Elderly, Students

smart mobility

FIELD TEST E-MOBILITY

Can a low voltage power grid support one street if allhouseholds are using an electric car? A small villagein Lower Austria was selected to test the influenceof e-cars on the power grid. 18 households got 23e-cars for their daily use. A simple control technologymonitored the voltage in the grid and slowed downthe charging process if needed. Within the six weekstryout the voltage in the grid was never in a criticalstate and each morning all cars had a full battery. Theparticipants were enthusiastic and used the electriccars for 90 percent of their everyday trips, with a totalof 53.000 km in 6 weeks.In the future, the field test will be extended. In the villageObersiebenbrunn, it will be analysed how e-mobilitycan be realised in large scale residential buildings; witha focus on charging in underground parking and e-carsharing systems. In a third village called Echsenbach,an intensification of the first field test will be repeated.Winter months will provide insights into extraordinarysituations with additional consumption of heat pumpsand electric cars.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Municipality
Youth, Elderly, Students

smart environment

Photovoltaic-League Lower Austria

The Lower Austrian Photovoltaic-League highlights the most successful communities in terms of increasing their installed PV capacity. The competition takes place once a year and even small communities have the chance to capture the trophy.In order to balance the chances between small and large communities, the target figure is defined by the yearly gains in installed PV capacity per capita. The champions of each district have the possibility to take part in an award ceremony where they receive their trophies. The most successful district champion will be declared state champion.The requirement for a comprehensive data set is the cooperation with power utilities that report the installed PV capacity in their power grids once a year. The communities have the chance to benefit from dissemination activities like regional press releases and online activities. In 2017 the Lower Austrian Photovoltaics-League was carried out for the sixth time. All Information can be obtained via www.pv-liga.at (Website in German)Highlight of the project: Award ceremony with district-champions that receive the trophy.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local region
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

smart mobility

Progetto Sperimentale “Chiama il Bus” – Experimental Project “Chiama il Bus”

Progetto sperimentate portato avanti sulle Valli del Recco da ATP Esercizio e Comune di Recco denominato "Chiama il Bus". La finalità è quella di evitare corse con i mezzi vuoti proponendo un servizio di trasporto a chiamata su prenotazione. Tale sistema fornisce un servizio più adatto alle esigenze dell'utenza consentendo parallelamente un decremento dei costi di gestione e degli sprechi. Experimental project carried out on the Recco Valleys by ATP Esercizio and Comune di Recco called "Chiama il Bus". The purpose is to avoid rides with empty vehicles by offering a call-by-reservation transport service. This system provides a service that is better suited to the needs of users, allowing a decrease in management costs and waste.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Municipality
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

smart governance, smart people

Svečina – srce med vinogradi in gastronomska odličnost

Svečina, (German: Witschein) is a settlement in the western Slovene Hills (Slovene: Slovenske gorice) north of Plač in the Municipality of Kungota in northeastern Slovenia.Svečina was attested in historical sources as Wetschin and Wetsine in 1197 (and as Wetschein and Baetscheine in 1269, among other spellings). Locally, the settlement is known as Svičina. The name may be derived from the common noun *věťe 'council', with the initial s- possibly by association with the related word svet 'advice'. In the past it was known as Witschein in German. There is a manor house in the settlement. Its foundations date to the 12th century, but the current building is late Renaissance, dating to 1629 with a square floor plan and four corner turrets. It was built by the monks of St. Lambrecht's Abbey in Austria. Since 1936 it has been a secondary school, now belonging to the Agricultural College from Maribor.Notable people that were born or lived in Svečina: • Andreas Perlach (1490–1551), court astrologer and chancellor of the University of ViennaSvečina je vas v osrčju Slovenskih goric, tik ob slovensko-avstrijski meji, kjer je osnovna dejavnost kmetij usmerjena v vinogradništvo in sadjarstvo. Znani smo po znameniti cesti, srce med vinogradi; a to je samo v prostoru zarisana dejanska slika srčnih in prijaznih ljudi, ki tukaj že stoletja živijo in kreirajo mozaik prepoznavnosti in odličnosti slovenskega gastronomskega bogastva, kulturne dediščine, bogate naravne krajine in znanih ljudi, ki so se tukaj rodili (*Andrej Perlach) ali tukaj živeli in še živijo. Vsi so heroji!
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Village
Youth, Elderly

smart economy, smart environment, smart governance, smart people

Third Place La Place des Possibles

La Place des Possibles is a collective project aiming at the creation of a third place dedicated to all citizens of Royans Vercors territory, on 5 thematics : digital skills, recycling, local feeding, solidarities, citizenship, culture and arts. The location in an industrial wasteland, ancient textile factory
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local region
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

smart living, smart people

Digital support for administrative purpose

Services of General Interest House and Digital support center in Saint Jean en Royans aiming at help people experiencing difficulties with digital tools especially for administrative or social issues.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local region
Elderly, Students, Active working people

smart economy

Drava Bike Trail

The cycling route along Drava runs through 4 countries (Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia) and has a total length of about 710 km. The route begins right next to the source of Drava on Toblach Field (Toblach) in Italy. It then continues through Austria, Slovenia, and finally Croatia (where the route is not yet fully arranged and marked). The total length of marked Drava Bike trail is now 510 km. The first 70 km of the cycling route from the source of Drava are very interesting, since we mostly ride downslope. A large section of the cycling route runs through Carinthia and crosses the border to Slovenia at Vič, continuing through Slovenia from Dravograd past Radlje ob Dravi, Maribor and Ptuj, all the way to Ormož and Središče ob Dravi, where it crosses into Croatia after 145 km. The river and the cycling route continue their path towards Varaždin, where the river Mura (also famous for its cycling route – Mura Cycling Route), after 63 km, at Legrad, converges with the river Drava, which then flows into the Danube near Osijek.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local region
Youth, Students, Active working people

smart economy

Maribor Wine Road

Wine-growing Štajerska region boasts being home to the oldest vine in the world and is one of the largest wine-growing regions of Slovenia, famous for its elegant, varietal white wines. It is also a strong wine tradition present here.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local region
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

smart living

KULTNATURA

The main goal of the project and the common tourist product KULTNATURA is to create and implement new tourist contents in the area of the project, based on the active inclusion of heritage, in conjunction with the content from the hinterland, thus enabling the target groups to experience new experiences and, on the other hand, more efficient marketing of the mentioned, through a sustainable tourism.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Village
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

smart living

DIH AGRIFOOD

Digital Innovation Hub for Agriculture and Food production (DIH AGRIFOOD) brings together Slovenian and European research and development expertise in the field of Agriculture and Food production. The network provides you with the latest knowledge on digitalization of this industry – so called ‘’Smart Agriculture’’. The goal of DIH AGRIFOOD is to represents a One-Stop-Shop providing services to organisations in the region through a multipartner cooperation in order to provide safe, sustainable and quality food.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local region
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

smart mobility

On demand transportation – Collectif Bouge Tranquille

That group of citizens handles an on demand transportation system in the Royans territory (France).
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local region
Elderly