The workshop will reproduce (in a single-day format) the multi-stakeholder SEROI+ process developed by the INTERREG Europe Project ERUDITE to co-create and value new digital solutions, services and environments in non-metropolitan and peripheral areas.

Participants will follow a simple value-led roadmap for selected service areas, with four steps, that constitute the building blocks for rural smart environments and communities:
1. Define policy or practice goals for the locality and the services
2. Identify and engage relevant stakeholders
3. Co-design the service
4. Set indicators and values, estimate and then monitor social, economic and environmental return on investment

Participants will work in working groups based on five service areas using real-life examples from European Rural Territories:
a. Rural hubs
b. Fab and Maker Labs
c. Public and community service platforms
d. Health and well-being for seniors and people at risk
e. Smart Circular Villages

The participation to the event is open to wider european stakeholders and institutions; registration is free and available at the following link:


09.30 -  Introduction to the day and to the SEROI+ Process, using a relevant worked example from the ERUDITE Project (background details to be sent before) taking the participants through the 4 stage process
11. 00 - Interactive Workshop: Participants will be divided into ‘thematic groups’ focusing on a particular constituent service of a Smart Village. Participants will have pre-selected their groups.
Introductions and presentation of modular structure and activities:
Module One: 11.15 – 12.00
I. Define policy or practice goals for the selected service and the Smart Village
Module Two: 12.00 – 13.00
II. Identification and engagement of ‘material’ stakeholders (that is all stakeholders that will experience significant change in their professional or personal life as a result of the introduction of the service)
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
Module Three: 14.00 – 15.00
III. Co-designing the service and preliminary discussion on potential indicators to measure the impact of the introduction of the service
Module Four: 15.00 – 16.00
IV. Setting indicators and market or proxy3 values and with initial return on investment/impact measurement
16.00 – 16.15 Break
Presentation of results and analysis of commonalities, with each team’s service contributing to the workshop’s ‘Smart Village Map’.
Discussion and follow up activities
17.30 Close