Digital Villages

Case study of the Digital Villages project in Germany where local residents, local authorities and local industry collaborated to develop digital solutions for the rural area.

The partnership created a series of apps to encourage and enable community networking and participation via an online marketplace, local news app and a rural delivery service operated by volunteers.

Highlights how digitisation can open up rural areas and connect isolated villages and communities separated by remote geography. Importance of local knowledge recognised in project design and ongoing resident feedback central to development.