Project Overview

Future Oriented Collaborative Policy Development for Rural Areas and People – or used by his acronym “Polirural”, is a research and innovation project, with aim to advance rural policy development in the age of disruptive data and technologies. The results will deliver a trusted, scalable and transferable solution for policy co-creation.  Designed to bring together decision makers, experts and rural inhabitants using advanced policy simulation tools to better understand and tackle regional challenges, ultimately making rural areas and professions more attractive and livable for established populations and recent or potential newcomers.

Project coordinator :  Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague (www.czu.cz)

Start date of the project: 01.06.2019

Project duration: 3 years

Program: Horizon 2020

Project Objectives

  1. Design a multi-governance policy innovation hub and European ecosystem which strengthens the evidence base for rural policy;
  2. Measure prevailing attitudes toward rural policies among regional stakeholders by combining survey research with innovative text mining techniques;
  3. Explore the future trajectory of rural development in every participating region using a hybrid foresight approach;
  4. Advance the understanding of rural reality as perceived by existing rural populations and recent or potential newcomers.

Project Partners

37 partners from different European countries and fields. Organizations from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Israel, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Norway, Finland, Poland and Austria.

CESKE CENTRUM PRO VEDU A SPOLECNOST – Czech Republic – www.ccss.cz
PLAN4ALL ZS – Czech Republic – www.plan4all.eu
Národní ústav pro výzkum inovativních technologií, z.ú. – Czech Republic – www.nuvit.cz
SLOVENSKA POLNOHOSPODARSKA UNIVERZITA V NITRE – Slovakia – www.uniag.sk
Agroinstitut Nitra, statny podnik  – Slovakia – www.agroinstitut.sk
City of Nitra – Slovakia – www.slovakia.com/nitra/
KAJO SRO – Slovakia
Obcianske zdruzenie Vidiecky parlament na Slovensku – Slovakia – www.vipa.sk 
BALTIC OPEN SOLUTIONS CENTER – Latvia – www.bosc.lv
VIDZEMES PLANOSANAS REGIONS  – Latvia – www.vidzeme.lv
AGRORESURSU UN EKONOMIKAS INSTITUTS – Latvia – www.arei.lv
LATVIJAS LAUKU FORUMS BIEDRIBA – Latvia –  www.laukuforums.lv
NEUROPUBLIC AE PLIROFORIKIS & EPIKOINONION  – Greece – www.neuropublic.gr
GAIA EPICHEIREIN ANONYMI ETAIREIA PSIFIAKON YPIRESION – Greece – www.c-gaia.gr
AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS – Greece – www2.aua.gr
PERIFEREIA STEREAS ELLADAS – Greece
SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO – CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO S.A. – Portugal – www.spi.pt
MIGAL GALILEE RESEARCH INSTITUTE LTD – Israel – www.migal.org.il
21C CONSULTANCY LIMITED – United Kingdom – www.21cconsultancy.com
Innovagritech srl – Italy – www.unifg.it
ASPLAN VIAK INTERNET AS – Norway – www.avinet.no
CREHAN, KUSANO & ASSOCIATES – Belgium – www.cka.be
THE JOINT INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION POLICY AISBL – Belgium – www.jiip.eu
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V. – Belgium – www.remotesensing.vito.be
CLUB OF OSSIACH – Austria – www.clubofossiach.com
EMPRESA DE TRANSFORMACION AGRARIA SA – Spain
Fundación SocialInnolabs – Spain
Antoni Oliva Quesada – Spain
Smart & Lean – Finland – www.smartleansolutions.com
HAMEEN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY – Finland – www.hamk.fi
European Rural Development Network – Poland – www.enrd.ec.europa.eu
THE NATIONAL MICROELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS CENTRE LTD – Ireland – www.mac.ie
Società Consortile Murgia Più a r. l. – Italy
Confagricoltura Foggia – Italy

Kick-off meeting – Prague, Czech Republic

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