CALL FOR POSTERS
The purpose of the present call is to collect researches, case studies and projects related to Smart Villages from all over the Alpine region. Participants to the call are asked to prepare a poster paper and to present it during the conference Smart Villages – a Common Perspective Through Different Visions.
The event is organized by Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta within the Italian presidency of EUSALP, the European macro-regional strategy for the Alpine region, to exchange ideas about the introduction of new approaches to deliver better services and improve the quality of life in Alpine villages. The conference will be held in the prestigious location of Courmayeur, close to Mont Blanc, on May 23rd-24th.
Younger citizens are leaving Alpine villages, while the remaining inhabitants are growing older. Bringing basic services to remote areas is becoming increasingly expensive, due to low density of population. Fortunately, in the era of digitalization, innovation might be the key to find a solution. This is the main idea beyond Smart Villages: local communities in rural areas who obtain a better access to services of general interest and foster a sustainable development of their territory by means of new technologies and better connectivity.
Computer literacy, smart mobility and energy efficiency are some of the topics related to Smart Villages, but they are also a starting point to design real projects and best practices tailored on the needs of the Alpine population.
This conference is meant to bring together politicians, researchers, project managers, associations and all those people who can provide new inputs for the introduction of Smart Villages in the European Strategy for the Alpine Region. Contributions from all the fields involved are welcome, included researches, projects and case studies.
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