The workshop will be held in Brussels on February 22nd and wil involve and engage participants in a practical and interactive ‘territorial design process where open social and economic innovation is used to identify, design and value, digital services, solutions and environments prioritised by local stakeholders and policy instruments and where their impact can be assessed through social, economic and environmental return on investment analysis’.

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: