LIVERUR aims to support businesses, projects, and initiatives, in designing innovative business models in rural areas moving towards a Circular Economy and including all important stakeholders by following the Living Lab approach.


Given that empirically substantiated studies are still lacking, LIVERUR’s short-term objective is to improve knowledge of business models that grow in rural areas, including the understanding of their potential. In the long term, the project will increase the potential for rural economic diversification.


Work in progress


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The webinar within the Open Spring 2021

March 12th, 2021|

"Regional specialties - an internet platform for the support of local producers and direct sales of their products" The availability of local products and the support of local farmers are topics that are gaining in [...]


Next events

What livestock has to offer to biodiversity & healthy soils The following 21 April 2021, in Brussels, will take place the 10th ATF (Animal Tack Force). ATF would like to explore the different pathways, needs in cooperation and R&I to support an animal production able to contribute to ecosystems remediation, whatever in soils and on biodiversity. [...]

Pathways to extend sustainable water reuse practices in Europe

May 18 @ 12:00 am - May 19 @ 12:00 am UTC+1

The International SUWANU EUROPE Conference will be held on the 18th and 19th of May 2021. This virtual live event brings high-profile experts to create the necessary debate over the best solutions and strategies to expand water reuse in agriculture. The Conference is organized under SUWANU EUROPE, a Thematic Network funded by the European Commission [...]


LIVERUR aims to expand an extremely innovative business model called Living Labs among rural regions. Living laboratories are ecosystems of open innovation, centered on the user, which often operate in a territorial context, integrating concurrent research and innovation processes within a public-private partnership.


The LIVERUR project involves more than 20 European partners from peripheral areas in which the development of the rural economy is vital for their survival. Although LIVERUR is focused on Europe, one of the partners is located in Tunisia, which provides a greater internationalization to the project.