Community networks and smart solutions in remote areas – a bottom-up approach to digital citizenship – WS 12 2020

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Consolidated programme 2020 overview / Day 2

EuroDIG Partners agreed to adapt the programme to a virtual meeting and it was advised to reduce the number of sessions. Therefore WS 12 was merged with WS 16. Kindly follow the new merged session at this page.

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Working title: Community networks in rural areas – best practice
Proposals: #23, #33, #44, #61, #69, #70, #91, #95 (#55, #83)

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Session teaser

Emerging needs, challenges, and best practices for sustainable solutions in Rural Community Networks, with focus on the application of new services supported by broadband and UBB infrastructure, during and in the aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic

Session description

The Session offers a discussion about needs, challenges and best practices in offering applications and services based on broadband infrastructure developed with the participation of Rural communities. The session will cover recent events caused by COVID 19, however, it will also discuss issues that will exist in the aftermath of the current pandemic.


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Subject Matter Expert

  • Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
  • Frédéric Donck
  • Ceren Unal

Focal Point

  • Sandro Karumidze

Organising Team (Org Team) List them here as they sign up.

  • Carlo Vigna
  • Roberto Gaetano
  • Amali De Silva-Mitchell
  • Paolo Perucci
  • Carola Croll
  • Luis Martinez
  • Vassilis Chryssos
  • Tom Puc
  • Gianluca Lentini
  • Valensiya Dresvyannikova
  • Nenja Wolbers

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