COM³ and CORA Join Forces in Lincoln, UK to Fight the Digital Divide
The two Interreg North Sea Region projects - CORA and COM³ - aim at fighting the digital divide in rural areas and building a fair and inclusive digital future. Partners from Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, and Germany create together tools and training solutions that allow everyone – citizens, small businesses, and administrations – to gain the digital skills they need.
At the partner meeting in Lincoln, UK, partners will discuss the latest progress in the projects. CORA has just launched an autumn workshop series whose aim is to sensitise and inspire staff in municipalities, provide them with practical knowledge and concrete guidelines on different topics of the digital transformation in rural areas in the North Sea Region.
More training solutions for staff and developers in municipalities and regions
The COM³ project supports local and regional authorities in promoting the application of new technologies in rural enterprises. At the partner meeting, participants will focus on the future COM³ model, an easy-to-follow guideline that will help staff and developers in municipalities, regions, and business support organisations tech-enable local companies. Partners will also discuss the development of more training solutions for building a digital entrepreneurial ecosystem in rural areas. A series of e-learning modules are already freely available on the learning platform ruraldigital.eu:
- Fostering the Digital Transformation of SMEs in Rural Areas - an Introduction
- Cybersecurity Readiness through Honeypots
- Designing Support Measures for a Rural Digital Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
- Rural Digital Hubs – Ensuring Buy-In and Engagement
The partner meeting, hosted by the University of Lincoln, will include three days of informative sessions. Moreover, approaches to promoting digitalisation in Lincolnshire will be presented and updates on selected COM³ pilot areas will be provided. Partners will also have the chance to meet with local stakeholders at the Digital Hub.