Good practices for Economy

Smart economy, Smart governance, Smart living, Smart mobility

FREE BUS IN THE PARK

During the period of lockdown caused by the COVID19 emergency, the provincial Public Transport Agency looked for innovative solutions to meet the new organisational and resident/worker needs. One mode of transport that worked perfectly was the one called °call the bus°, a Demand Responsive Transport service.The end of the lockdown and the slow resumption of travel made it possible to rethink this mode of transport not only for work but also for tourism.This new initiative has been strongly encouraged by the mayors of the Valli del SOL Municipalities, the Development Agency GAL Genovese, the Beigua Geopark and financed through the European project Alpine Space Smart Villages.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Municipality
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

Smart economy, Smart governance

Regional and local fairs’ digitalization

Due to the covid-19 emergency it was necessary to face the need to carry out some events of territorial promotion through the digital mode, thus a new RSG was born consisting of two LAGs, Gal Genovese Development Agency and LAG Verde Mare, a company of digital services and two Expo Committees: Expo Alta Val Trebbia and Expo Fontanabuona Tigullio.This is an innovative solution that has ensured the creation of a digital platform for the promotion of artisan and tourist activities as part of these two local events, including EXPO FONTANABUONA TIGULLIO also recognized as a regional fair.GAL Genovese Development Agency is the organizer of this regional fair which takes place in Val Fontanabuona, a mountain area in eastern Liguria, and which attracts thousands of visitors every year. The fair receives each year a public funding by Liguria Region and Genoa Chamber of Commerce. Due to the pandemic the event seemed cancelled, but fortunately an innovative solution was found: a digital platform where users could found local products and services they need according to the e-commerce mode.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local area
Active working people

Smart economy

jemlokalno

Jemlokalno (eng.: eating-local) is an application which connects local producers of food and beverages with local producers. It was developed as a solution to COVID issues in the first lock-down (april 2020), when local products were available, but logistics and information about availability was not present.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local area
Active working people

Smart economy

Test phase for digital receipts in local retail stores

In Germany the so-called cash register receipt requirement (Kassensicherungsverordnung) was introduced on 1 January 2020. Since then it is mandatory that customers receive a receipt for every purchase. A test phase for a digital receipt, available in local retail stores in Löffingen is planned to be carried out in January 2021
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City
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

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Innovation Lab

An Innovation Lab is a meeting place in a central location with a focus on business start-ups. Innovation Labs with integrated coworking spaces could create future-oriented places of work in Löffingen and promote a creative environment through cooperation between different working groups.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local area
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

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Strategy process in the municipality of Löffingen

A comprehensive strategy process for digitisation in rural areas includes a thorough analysis of the initial situation and local conditions to develop viable solutions based on practical experience. Within the strategy process, needs-oriented solutions are to be found and people are to be inspired to implement them.The entire strategy process in Löffingen consists of various steps, which in their entirety pursue a sustainable people-oriented development in all smartness categories.
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Municipality
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

Smart economy, Smart environment, Smart living

La Jolie Colo, Digital Hub and Creative Lab

La Jolie Colo is a both a place and a rural development tool: it consists in a business hotel, a digital hub and a creative Lab dedicated to welcome Cultural companies on residency. The site offers 1000 m2 of shared offices and collaborative spaces + 2 hectares of land dedicated to organic agriculture. For 3 years now, it gives an operational tool to develop and implement new forms of local activities and organizations within a collaborative project. Governance of the facility involves local inhabitants and stakeholders that can share and create added-value for both economic and rural development, towards a more resilient and transition way of inhabit and work in the moutaneous Vercors natural regional park.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
City
Youth, Elderly, Active working people

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Community discussion and future workshop to identify future topics

The community talk and the future workshop are two methods that were used in 4 communities in Upper Valais by the SAB and VillageOffice to collect the needs and ideas regarding future issues together with the interested population and to mobilize people to implement ideas.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Municipality
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

Smart economy

B2B platform

The BSM brings together what belongs together - at the B2B level! The cooperation platform for the economy in the four-country region of Lake Constance is the link that is supposed to offer support to companies during and after the Corona pandemic. There, companies can search for the resources they need or offer free capacities and other services.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local area
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

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.
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Local area
Youth, Students, Active working people

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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
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Local area
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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.
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Local area
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.
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Local area
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people