High Speed Broadband (HSB) is a key factor in helping rural areas in Europe develop and sustain their economies and communities. Between 2012 and 2014 the ENGAGE project partners worked together to develop a series of resources, tools and strategies to enable HSB networks to be developed at efficient cost, translating their best practices into effective and efficient policies to help all of rural Europe be better connected.
Following three years of collaboration and exchange between the ENGAGE partnership and institutions at European, national, regional and local levels we have produced a series of practical recommendations appropriate for all European regions incorporated in three main documents:
  • The ENGAGE Manifesto
  • The Broadband Investment Guide
  • The ENGAGE White Paper
 In addition the ENGAGE project and its partners have produced a series of tools and instruments to inform or inspire other regions across Europe on the practicalities, opportunities and benefits offered by High Speed Broadband:
  • 37 Good HSB practices: on-line and pdf
  • Videos: Best Practice in Lower Saxony, HSB for every one! and ENGAGE
  • Application: ENGAGE APP
  • Partner implementation plans


PROGRAM: INTERREG IVC; Innovation and the Knowledge Economy, The Information Society

DURATION: januar 2012 – december 2014


  • Niverlan Joint Authority (FR)
  • Kent County Council (GB)
  • Harghita County Council
  • ADRAL – Alentejo Regional Development Agency (SP)
  • TZI – Center for Computing and Communication Technologies (DE)
  • Economic Development Agency of Suupohja Region (FI)
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (SI)
  • Self-government of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship (PL)
  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering (SI)
  • Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia (FI)