The Smart Village Network is an open network with members of villages and associations of villages.

If you are interested in becoming a member or just want to tell us your ideas about the network and the concept of 'smart villages', please contact us through the form below or at info@smart-village-network.eu.

 

Our current members are:

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Finnish Village Movement Association

Finnish Village Movement Association is the roof organisation of 4200 rural village communities and urban neighborhoods, 54 sub-regional Leader groups and 19 regional village networks in Finland. As Finland is the most rural and sparsely populated country ...

Finnish Village Movement Association

Finland

Association of Rural Development of Catalonia

The Association of Rural Development is a non-profit organisation and a Local Action Group (LAG) in Central Catalonia that aims to foster entrepreneurship in rural areas, especially through a strategic project on circular economy and improving ICT. We beli ...

Association of Rural Development of Catalonia

Spain

Mukařov

Mukařov is a village with 2500 inhabitants located 30 km from Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. It consists of three parts (former independent communities) - Mukařov, Srbín and Žernovka. Mukařov is within a satellite ring of the capital city with ...

Mukařov

Czech Republic

Association of Rural Mayors in France

The Association of Rural Mayors of France unites, informs and represents the mayors of municipalities with less than 3,500 inhabitants. The association is committed to defend the specific interests of rural areas at both local level and national levels. It ...

Association of Rural Mayors in France

France

National Association of Virtuous Municipalities

The National Association of Virtuous Municipalities is a network of about 100 local bodies committed to a balanced and sustainable management of their territories and raising awareness on sustainability. It collects and spreads good practices with a focus ...

National Association of Virtuous Municipalities

Italy

Eskola

Eskola is a small and active village in western Finland. We are a pioneer of village development: our own company Eskola Village Service Ltd. provides daycare, restaurant and domestic services, and the village society operates EU projects. Eskola is also e ...

Eskola

Finland

Swedish LEADER Network

LUS is an association of organisations working with Community Led Local Development (CLLD) under the LEADER approach. Our mission is to strengthen and further develop the LEADER approach.We are currently looking on possibilities to strengthen the exchange ...

Swedish LEADER Network

Sweden

Srathyre

Strathyre is the first Smart Village in Scotland. As a small rural community, it had become tired and through a series of steps driven by aspiration, the community improved the village and its surroundings with a bottom-up strategy. Tourists arrived and th ...

Srathyre

Scotland

Iivantiira Village Society

Iivantiira Village Society is a non-profit organisation, which on a voluntary and self-reliant basis improves the life conditions of inhabitants of the village neighborhood and the working conditions of local enterprises. The village has been - in terms of ...

Iivantiira Village Society

Finland

Ptuj

We will strive to raise the quality of life in our municipality by excelling in multiple areas of smart environment. By using information and communication technologies we aim to increase operational efficiency and improve the quality of government service ...

Ptuj

Slovenia

Monaghan Integrated Development

Monaghan Integrated Development works to support rural communities and villages in county Monaghan, Ireland to plan for their areas and to be in a position to confidently face the many challenges and opportunities from a social inclusion, employment and lo ...

Monaghan Integrated Development

Ireland

Ludgate Hub (Skibbereen)

The Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen, Co. Cork Ireland's first 1GB town, is one of the best examples of innovation occurring in rural Ireland and indeed a blue print for other rural areas. Our goals are ambitious, ultimately resulting in a return of the diaspora, ...

Ludgate Hub (Skibbereen)

Ireland

TAGUS

In TAGUS we believe that building smart villages strongly relies not only on the right services and economic activities, but also on successful governance models. We bring innovation in the rural territory by integrating elements of smart specialisation in ...

TAGUS

Spain

Vox Vallis Development Association

Koppány-valley Naturpark covers an area of some 16,000 hectares and integrates 10 small villages along the Koppány-creek, with a total population of 2100 people. A LEADER Action Group also operates in the area. Relevant fields of development include addre ...

Vox Vallis Development Association

Hungary

Arctic Smart Rural Communities

Our mission is to avoid capital outflow from the Lapland villages and create new innovative enterprises based on circular economy. ProAgria Lapland has created the Agrohub-model for village and community development based on circular and bioeconomy. The Ar ...

Arctic Smart Rural Communities

Finland

Irish Local Development Network

Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) is the representative body for the 35 rural Local Development Companies who deliver RDP LEADER, Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme, Rural Social Scheme, Rural Recreation Programmes, Local Employment Servi ...

Irish Local Development Network

Ireland

Smart Village Scotland

Smart Village Scotland leads the Smart Village movement in Scotland and delivers a strategy focused on community, tourism and business development to drive the economy in Rural Scotland. The bottom-up strategy and action plan evolved over several years of ...

Smart Village Scotland

Scotland

LAG Dunrea de Sud

LAG Dunarea de Sud is a local action group located in southern Romania in the plain area of the Danube meadow. The main objective of the development strategy of the 17 component villages is to increase the quality of life through a SMART approach and takin ...

LAG Dunrea de Sud

Romania

LAG of Attica

L.A.G of Attica Island consists of 8 insular Municipalities of Attica Region and 12 other local associations (representing fishing, agricultural, cultural, tourism sector) and was founded in 2016. Its purpose is to act as a central gateway for the Attica ...

LAG of Attica

Greece

Public and Private Partnership Association Zied Zeme

Public and private partnership association Zied zeme (Land in Bloom) takes seriously the responsibility as an animator and innovator of rural are, and smart village concept, development and practical appropriation is one of the key issues now and for the ...

Public and Private Partnership Association Zied Zeme

Latvia

Ibar Development Initiative

Association of the Ibar Development Initiative is actively working on the sustainable development of the north of Kosovo and Metohija, primarily its rural areas, with active cooperation with partner organizations, while respecting the needs of the local po ...

Ibar Development Initiative

Serbia

Balquhidder

Balquhidder Community Broadband Community Interest Company is a community based social enterprise based around the villages of Balquhidder and Balquhidder Station. It was formed by the community to solve the problem of poor and non-existent broadband in ou ...

Balquhidder

Scotland

Schickelsheim

We plan to retrieve the attractiveness of our traditional farm village using modern and smart approaches. Giving new perspective to this beautiful patch of land and its people motivates us. Sustainability does not happen. Striving for the new while fosteri ...

Schickelsheim

Germany

Nagypáli

Nagypáli is a village of 540 inhabitants in Zala county in Western Hungary. The village has been developed over the past 15 years building on its natural resources based on its Green Road Village Development Programme. Developments have focused on renewab ...

Nagypáli

Hungary

LEADER AISAPARI

LEADER AISAPARI is a local action group for six rural municipalities in western Finland and it has funded hundreds of local development projects since 1999. The population of the Leader Aisapari area is 51,200. The economic structure of the area is dominat ...

LEADER AISAPARI

Finland

Észak-Hegyhát Small Region Union

On behalf of the five Member Villages, Alsómocsolád, Bikal, Mágocs, Mekényes and Nagyhajmás we have launched the first Smart Region Pilot Project in Hungary. In our region among others we operate Digital Welfare Points and run robotics afternoon classes in ...

Észak-Hegyhát Small Region Union

Hungary

Chiscani Town

The village of Chiscani is located in Braila County and has a population of 5340 inhabitants. It consists of the villages of Chiscani (residence), Lacu Sarat and Varsatura. The village is on the Danube. Key development areas include the Salt Lake Spa Resor ...

Chiscani Town

Romania

SECAD

SECAD Partnership enables rural communities across the Island of Ireland to develop strategies and actions to promote their vibrancy and sustainability under various themes including mobility, digital connectivity, biodiversity, social inclusion, economic ...

SECAD

Ireland

Kantri ry Leader

Smart Villages is a concept Kantri ry Leader embraces. Local development has limited resources, and it is important to use them smartly. Finland has a competition for Smart Villages and related development, based on multi-sectoral approach, and Kantri's ar ...

Kantri ry Leader

Finland

Association Juras Zeme

Association Juras Zeme is a Local Action Group working in two coastal counties of Latvia Carnikavas and Saulkrastu - that consist mainly of villages. Juras Zeme aims to develop and implement a strategy for sustainable development using the principles of p ...

Association Juras Zeme

Latvia

Lormes

Lormes has an ambition to be a village of the future; connected to global digital opportunities but also galvanising the community to co-create priority local services. With fibre-optic internet in every street and a multi-functional digital hub/fab-lab an ...

Lormes

France

Vila Boa do Bispo

Vila Boa do Bispo is located in the North of Portugal. Our village has a very dynamic community where youth and sports organisations thrive and social institutions provide diverse and comprehensive support to the population. This small village has rich nat ...

Vila Boa do Bispo

Portugal

Women for Rural Development

Women for Development NGO is a grass root organisation based in Gyumri, Armenia, founded in 1997. Over the 20 years of operation WFD has worked in more than 70 rural communities of Shirak region. Currently it is working in 8 villages in Northern Armenia he ...

Women for Rural Development

Armenia

Forth Valley & Lomond LEADER

The FVL Local Action Group was established to invest in the development of villages who are located in the area encompasses the rural Stirling, Clackmannanshire and West Dunbartonshire. We also includes a large part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Nat ...

Forth Valley & Lomond LEADER

Scotland

La Noguera Medinaceli

La Noguera Medinaceli aims at improving the effectiveness of policies by actively supporting social entrepreneurs in sparsely populated areas as a driver to regional competitiveness, job creation and inclusive growth. La Noguera Medinaceli believes that So ...

La Noguera Medinaceli

Spain

Rocca di Cerere

Rocca di Cerere Geopark is a Local Action Group (LAG) and responsible for the management of Rocca di Cerere UNESCO Global Geopark. The purpose of a UNESCO Global Geopark is to explore, develop and celebrate the links between the area's geological, natural, ...

Rocca di Cerere

Italy

Villages Association of Harju County

Aim of our organisation is active, sustainable, community-based village associations who are economically strong and innovative. To achieve that we inform, initiate projects and encourage cooperation in the region between different partners. Membership ...

Villages Association of Harju County

Estonia

LAG Prlekija

LAG Prlekija includes 8 municipalities, in an area characterised by a diverse and well-preserved natural and cultural landscape, rich cultural and historical heritage and well-balanced mix of urban and rural settlements. The LAG strategy aims to transform ...

LAG Prlekija

Slovenia

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