SmartCommUnity project meeting in the Autonomous Region of Valle d’Aosta

Feb 22, 2024

The Autonomous Region of Valle d’Aosta will host the SmartCommUnity project meeting from 5th to 7th of March. During the meeting, that involves the project Consortium, stakeholders, school youth and members of other European projects, will be addressed the topic of smart communities’ definition and approach, the state of the art of the activities in test areas and the strategies to implement for a transnational and smart Apine community. The Autonomous Region of Valle d’Aosta project partner and the project Consortium will propose some “study visit workshops” with the introduction to “systemic reading” for in-depth understanding of case studies and good practices. Participants will discover good practices and smart transition processes in the Gran Paradiso and Mont Avic test areas. A study visit on best practices in Cogne will make it possible to raise awareness of the Aosta Valley smart communities, their needs, and objectives.

The 5th of March, the school Youth from the “Montagna 4.0 – FUTURe ALPS” project, which includes 250 students from Valtellina (Lombardia Region), Valle d’Aosta Region, Trentino (Trentino Alto Adige Region) and Carnia (Friuli Venezia Giulia Region), will present the fruits of their training path in contact with local entrepreneurs dedicated to the themes of environmental sustainability, tourism, innovation in the mountain regions.

During the event there will be the opportunity to discuss with the international representatives and stakeholders of other European projects – “More than a Village” (Central Europe) and “Smart Era” (Horizon Europe) – which have in common the ambition of make rural and mountain areas re-attractive for young people, also thanks to the use of new technologies and the participatory approach typical of smart communities.