CoLabora is an European cooperation project dealing with coworking in rural areas. Coworking spaces can contribute to rural areas’ development. This new model of places designed for professionals offers them an opportunity to efficiently work where they choose to live, without the need to move away from their rural environment.
While encouraging coworking on their territory, the partners pursue the following objectives :
From November 2018 to December 2021, partners carry out study trips and collaborative work in order to create a methodological toolbox designed to raise awareness of the benefits of coworking in rural areas and enable anybody interested in setting up and running coworking spaces.
The first part of this toolbox is already available, in English, on this webpage. Entitled "Rural Coworking Guide - Tips for the successful creation of a rural coworking space", it aims to help organizations and individuals navigate through the creation and development of coworking spaces, as well as to build a community of coworkers . It includes lots of good advice regarding, for example :
The funding opportunity offered by the Leader programme under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) enabled us to realize our ambition.