Project EUROPE aims at raising awareness of Remote and Rural Areas, the challenges they face in the 21st century regarding sustainable development and digitalization, as well as the increasing challenge of depopulation of these areas, making it even more difficult to address the societal changes that will be needed over the next few years.

EUROPE aims to create a network among communities in remote and rural areas across Europe, seeking to analyze and identify the common challenges and issues they face in their respective islands. We want to promote a shared approach to address the societal changes that will be needed in the coming years and actively involve the population in these areas. Our goal is to ensure they don’t feel excluded by institutions but actively participate in the decision-making process.

Project Code: 2022-2-IS01-KA210-ADU-000100294

Timeline: 01/01/2023 – 31/12/2023

Coordinator: Austan mána eh (East of Moon) [IS]

Consortium: Absentia [IT], OPEN IMPACT [IT], UNO [ES], CONSULTA EUROPEA [ES] Poiomar [PT]

Activities and outputs:

  • Implement four short mobilities on islands and remote rural areas of Europe;
  • During each mobility, partners will co-design a workshop. The topics will be: sustainable development, digital transformation, mobility, education, youth engagement, and community building.
  • During each mobility, a Vlog will be shot documenting the meetings and activities, and the footage will be used to create a short docufilm.