dRural Service Marketplace

dRural overall goal is to co-develop and implement a digital solution based on the exploitation of data from existing service platforms that deliver multiple innovative services to rural citizens while creating opportunities for economic growth and quality of life improvements. As such, the project aspires to become the service marketplace of reference for European rural areas.

dRural Service Marketplace connects the ecosystem of potential end-users and service providers in rural areas, delivering a broad spectrum of services while boosting economic growth and improving citizens’ quality of life.

Predominantly, rural areas make up half of Europe and represent around 20 % of the population. However, most of them are also among the least favoured regions in the EU, with a GDP per head significantly below the European average. Lower incomes and less opportunities, a shrinking and older population, poor access to healthcare and education: this is the stereotypical picture of the European rural areas.

In this context, dRural will inject new chances for the development of European rural areas and communities. The project aims to co-develop and roll up a digital marketplace of services for people living in those areas, while creating jobs and opportunities for economic growth and quality of life improvement.


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This project has indirectly received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under project dRural (grant agreement No 101017304)