Covid-19 − , depopulation − , rural − , rural communities − , smart communities − 19 Apr 2022
Digitalising for repopulating: a virtual marketplace to revive rural areas in the wake of Covid-19
The Covid pandemic planted the seeds of a new mindset and pushed lots of EU citizens to telecommute from rural areas. However, most of these still record a shrinking population and fewer opportunities than urban zones. Four are testing a digital marketplace aimed at boosting their economic growth and at avoiding the devastating effects of rural gentrification.