Welcome to the CORA project (COnnecting Remote Areas with digital infrastructure and services). Closing the digital divide

Digital divide across rural areas of the North Sea Region is limiting their attractiveness for families and businesses. The proper digital infrastructure does not exist. Digital skills are not developed enough. Local authorities are often not aware of their future-coming digital needs and end-users have limited skills to create an effective level of demand.

Against this background, the CORA project stimulates digital infrastructure, services and skills in rural areas with a total budget of 3.845.736€ from which 50% are co-financed by the Interreg North Sea Region Programme. The CORA partnership comprises a transnational consortium of 18 partners from seven European member states. CORA partners help local authorities to identify their common challenges and empower them to exchange experiences, test innovative solutions and create an advanced digital environment. To do so, CORA emphasizes the main components of digital divide, namely lack of digital infrastructure, services and skills.

Latest Project News

CORA autumn workshop series: digital transformation in rural areas

25 August 2022

The aim of the series of the CORA online workshops is to sensitise and inspire the attendees, provide them with practical knowledge and concrete guid…

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Reflections from the joint CORA and COM3 partner meeting in Värmland, 25-28 April 2022

03 May 2022

The joint partner meeting of Interreg projects CORA and COM³ from 25 to 28 April 2022 was hosted by Länsstyrelsen Värmland, Torbsy Kommun and Compare…

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CORA project extended till mid 2023

14 April 2022

The duration of the CORA project was extended till 30 June 2023 by the decision of the Interreg North Sea Region Programme.

CORA project partners …

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The BROADEN pilot applied for the European Broadband Awards 2022 and was selected by the jury for the finals!

25 February 2022

The BROADEN pilot managed to roll out optic fibre cable in a rural area across an EU border. With transnational cooperation between Torsby municipali…

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CORA Policy Briefs on Digital Infrastructure, Digital Skills and Digital Services

02 December 2021

CORA partners share their experience and findings from the implementation of the local pilots and joint partner work. The CORA Policy Briefs focus on…

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