In March 2019, my colleague Nicole Opiela and me presented a work-in-progress report on our study on digital initiatives in German rural areas at the 7. Fachkongress des IT-Planungsrats in Lübeck.
The Fachkongress is an annual conference for experts and practitioners of German e-government from all federal levels. The IT-Planungsrat consists of representatives of all German state governments as well as the federal government and is in charge of some aspects of governmental IT governance.
Our study, with the working title “Rural, Digital, Attractive”, examines existing initiatives in German rural areas that strive to improve the quality of life, e.g. with regard to mobility, health, employment or sense of community. With a survey of almost one hundred projects, we hope to identify common success factors and barriers.
Here are our slides (in German):
Photo credit: "Holstentor in Lübeck, 1477 vollendetes Stadttor im Stil der Backsteingotik" by Doppelsacher CC BY SA 3.0