Story of digital transformation from Gemeente Oldambt, NL: Smart public welfare solutions and in place support

06 April 2021 - Published by Peyman Khodabakhsh

CORA partners share their stories of transformation towards a digital society. The pilot Smart public welfare solutions and in place support raised awareness and improved the digital skills and competencies of citizens and enterprises in the municipality of Oldambt, as well as tested public welfare solutions using digital technology. Oldambt aims at creating a digital hub (a Broadband Innovation Centre) for local enterprises and start-ups to help improve digital business activities in the area. The Centre will become a place for all citizens, entrepreneurs, civil servants, unemployed, old and young, to get inspired, be engaged and participate in a range of innovation projects in the field of broadband and digitalisation. Topics to be covered include home automation, e-health, virtual reality applications, agri-projects and new energy solutions.



For rural and remote areas to stay attractive for families and businesses, they need a healthy digital environment. This requires a digital infrastructure, well-developed digital services, and sufficient digital skills among the population. The CORA partners faced their challenges and tested own solutions designed to bridge the digital divide in their regions. Check all nine stories of connecting remote areas with digital infrastructure and services.