In the “Digital Villages” project, Fraunhofer IESE demonstrates how digitalization opens up new opportunities for rural areas. The project was launched in summer 2015 with the aim of developing a digital ecosystem for rural areas in Rhineland-Palatinate. Since then, digital services in the areas of communication, local supply, mobility, and municipal administration have been created, which are networked with each other via a central platform. The project focuses on villages and rural municipalities and wants to investigate the challenges of modern life in rural areas in terms of digitalization.
The Digital Villages
Spreading from Rhineland-Palatinate to all of Germany: The Digital Villages Platform is being used all over Germany. Is your village already part of it? [in German]