HORIZON EUROPE Project RURALITIES
Climate smart, ecosystem-enhancing and knowledge-based rural expertise and training centres
About the Project
Climate smart, ecosystem-enhancing and knowledge based, rural expertise and training centres (RURALITIES) delivers an ecosystem-enhancing and climate action driven expertise and learning framework, organised ih hubs, with the support of series of innovative methodologies with the learner at its core. The RURALITIES will be supported by a comprehensive network of living labs, and a blockchain-based digital platform combining the Internet and wireless technologies to assist, engage, empower and connect actors. This is done via multi-point approach: multi-actors, multi-disciplines, multi-systems. multi-scale , multi-sectors and multi-levels.
For a period of five years, RURALITIES project consortium consisting of fifty two (52) partners from Europe and Africa and coordinated by PEDAL Consulting are committed to support sustainable rural development transformation, with the action plan rooted in delivering a long term vision, and also to proposing the advancement of a community-based legislative framework.
RURALITIES proposes to ideate, implement, futureproof, validate and deliver expertise and learning centres via real-scale practicing in six (6) simplified rural socio-ecological systems (SIMSES).
In SIMSES the project will develop a series of local place-based Innovation and Demonstration Frameworks (IDF). Two (2) “demonstrators” are located in Italy, one (1) in the United-Kingdom (UK), one (1) in Slovenia, one (1) in Spain and one (1) in Romania. RURALITIES coordinates identified actions of local, regional authorities in supports of rural innovation in regions and economic sectors where rural innovators are not yet engaged in a relevant network. RURALITIES coordinates identified SIMSES networks promoting rural innovation solutions whilst establishing innovative multi-points ‘RURALITIES Hubs’ of expertise and training on rural innovation.
Particula Group’s Role
Particula Group is responsible for two tasks in WP 5 and WP6 while leading the Work Package 6 AST-TRACK: ecosystem-enhancing smart innovation cycle. The main goals and deliverables are to characterise the pan-European and pan-African-Union rural landscape and to generate FAST-TRACK innovation Management Programme.
Funded by the European Union’s HORIZON EUROPE Progamme (HORIZON-CL6-2021-COMMUNITTIES-01) under grant agreementt No. 101060876