Last week the 4th Project Meeting of Living Lab Research Concept in Rural Areas (LIVERUR) took place in Reggio Emilia, Italy. There, our 23 partners from 13 different countries gathered with the aim of sharing their deliverables and agreeing on the next steps of the project.

First day, Valeria Montanari, the deputy mayor of Reggio Emilia, welcomed the assistants and started the meeting. After that, two pilot areas of Reggio Emilia were presented as examples of circular economy and living labs. Also, three workshops were held about the implementation of RAIN rural business concept that has being developed within LIVERUR project framework. 

On the second day, the meeting took place in Succise at Valle dei Cavalieri. Our partner, the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research (BAB) presented his report on the development of territorial guidelines. Workpackage 6 (WP6), formed by iED and Wellness Telecom, presented the report on the roundtables and the establishment of RAIN and ZSI organized a workshop where there was talk of exploiting results.

To end the meeting, on the last day, a workshop was organized to review technical content and tutorial of financial reporting in SyGMa; Workpackage 7 (WP7) presented the dissemination actions review and publication clusters update.

Our partners worked together to organize the next steps of the project, coordinated by the Catholic University San Antonio of Murcia (UCAM). LIVERUR project, funded under the European Commission’s H2020 programme, aims to expand an extremely innovative business model called Living Labs among rural regions and to develop the RAIN platform for implementing the business concept and connect the rural entrepreneurial community.