What we doCORA partners developed a model, which provides a comprehensive set of guiding measures towards digitalization in rural areas.
CORA targets the rural digital divide as a shared concern in the North Sea Region.
The model enables local authorities in rural areas to identify their digital barriers and empowers them to test new tools and solutions facilitating the development of advanced digital infrastructure and services as well as enhancing the digital skills and competences. The aim is to bridge digital divide, improve public services delivery and create an environment stimulating digital innovation in rural areas. To do so, CORA partners developed a model, which provides a comprehensive set of guiding measures towards digitalization in rural areas. The model employs fixed and mobile digital hub concepts for providing in-place advice, technology demonstration and incubator spaces. It is built on “train the trainer”, face-to-face and online training concepts. CORA partners tested how this model can enhance digital skills. The results are utilised to formulate digital strategies for rural areas to be streamlined to the regional, national and European authorities and influence EU digital inclusion policy.