33 villages participate in the Smartest Villages competition in Finland
Connecting Rural Europe
- February 06, 2019 17:30, 643 impressions
- Monika Dimitrova
Alltogether 33 villages applied and were accepted to participate in Finland's smartest village process. Villages participating in the Smartest village process will be offered guidance, examples and peer support. The Finnish Rural Network initiative identified but will also assist the progress of the selected villages in developing accessible and high-quality services in areas such as healthcare, education, energy, mobility, and local food.
The Smartest Village competition is organised by the Rural Network (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development) in cooperation with the structural funds ESF and ERDF, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Rural Policy Council of Finland (MANE), the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities and the Village Action Association of Finland.
Source: European Network for Rural Development