Building partnership!


Building partnership!

Smart Communities 2.0 – How to be smart in the countryside?

  • AcronymSmart Communities 2.0
  • Call IDSKHU/1902
  • Priority AxisEnhancing cooperation of public authorities
  • Specific objective4.1 Improving the level of cross border inter-institutional cooperation and broadening cross border cooperation between citizens.
  • Registration No.SKHU/1902/4.1/027
  • Total Project budget178,692.00 €
  • Total ERDF awarded151,888.20 €
  • Project start date 1 October 2020
  • Project end date31 January 2022
  • Project statusRunning

The basic project concept is that ’smartness’ is not the privilege of cities; sustainable welfare could be also achieved in the countryside with the application of the newest technologies. For this end, we have to develop and connect local communities to the increasingly digitalised global world. Based on the results of our pre-project, we plan to complete two main activity groups, as (1) Smart Village cross-border services and (2) Smart Village know-how transfer.
Our main objective is to support the ’smartening’ process of rural settlements through the development of cross-border services. This is facilitated by the Smart Village Roadmap, that showcases the step-by-step process for villages to become smarter through specific actions. The Roadmap is based on a Good Practice Catalogue to be elaborated. Additionally, the Smart Database and Helpdesk service, as a one-stop-shop, provides all actual and relevant information in one place, thus, ensures matchmaking between villages, opportunities and competent consultants.
The newly developed services will form the basis of know-how transfer to villages: the main target groups are on one hand the local institutions (Smart Village Pilot Courses and Smart Academies), and on the other, local citizens (Mobile ICT Centre trainings, study tours in Local Bloom Movement and Local Development Hackathon).
As a final step, in order to measure and compare the development of villages, we plan to elaborate and introduce a new, motivating service in the form of a Smart Village Award, that is based on a Smart Village Indicator System to be programmed together by the Slovak and Hungarian partners. The coordinator is an experienced and well-embedded civil organisation that functions as a bridge towards the local settlements, while the consortium partner higher education institutions ensure the necessary knowledge and capacities on both sides of the border. The target area of the project is Nógrád county, Banska Bystrica and Kosice region.


Lead Beneficiary / ERDF awarded

Interindustria Tudásközpont Alapítvány

3515 Salgótarján, Úttörők útja 6.


63,996.50 €

Beneficiary 1 / ERDF awarded

Technická univerzita v Košiciach

04200 Košice Letná 9


44,256.10 €

Beneficiary 2 / ERDF awarded

Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem

1053 Budapest, Egyetem tér 1-3.


43,635.60 €



International conference for researchers and practitioners on 15-16 April 2021 in Legénd (Nógrád County, HU) and online in framework of Smart Communities 2.0 project.

  • Location: Legénd, Hungary and ONLINE
  • Project acronym: Smart Communities 2.0
  • Project registration number: SKHU/1902/4.1/027
  • Website: www.smartcommunities.eu
  • GPS coordinates: 47.883877009446614, 19.303814773890064
  • Event organized by: Interindustria Knowledge Centre Foundation
  • Contact person: Dr. Csaba Paróczai
  • Phone number: +36 20-940-5150
  • E-mail address: info@interindustria.hu
  • Language of event: English
  • Interpretation: yes
  • Registration is needed: yes
  • SKHU/1902/4.1/027 (2)