The Interreg project Carpe Digem took place at a time, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. This meant, among other things, that the study visits on good practices, which are fundamental to the Interreg mechanism, took place mainly in the spring and summer of 2022, when the health crisis had subsided. Nevertheless, the project was able to turn a number of challenges to its advantage and, among other things, developed a number of solutions that were recognised as good and, in particular, useful practices, even outside the Interreg environment. To mention just a few:

  1. A tool for measuring the digital maturity of territories: here
  2. Virtual tasting: here
  3. Meet the Local Producer pilot platform: here
  4. Development educational content and guidelines on digital literacy and delivering workshops, such as a series of lectures for employees of ministries and government departments

The project played a crucial role in regard to the development of the 4PDIH digital innovation hub, especially in the area of work with rural areas, but also with municipalities, for which we have also prepared, for example, a needs assessment in the area of digital competences.

As one of the important aspects of the Interreg programme is the development of policy instruments, therefore it is important to highlight the partnership, first with the Ministry of Public Administration, and today with the Ministry of Digital Transformation, where Carpe Digem’s focus on the development of rural digital innovation ecosystems has been very important.

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