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 2020, 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 English version of this toolbox is available on this webpage. It has been translated in each partner’s language. In this toolbox, you will find information, feedback, examples of practices, tools about :
The European Coworking Network involves volunteer coworking spaces located on each CoLabora partner’s area.
It gives the opportunity to the coworkers using one of the coworking spaces of the network to enjoy several working days in another coworking space for free.
The network aims to facilitate and boost coworkers’ mobility. It is a chance to travel across six European rural regions while being sure to be warmly welcome in a place that offers professional facilities as well as social and cultural activities.
On a professional aspect, this can be a way to meet new collaborators, new clients and findnew outlets, or just be able to send emails while being on holidays! In any case, coworkers-travelers will find a friendly place which will allow them to meet locals, participate to social and cultural activities and discover the region in a different way.
The coworking spaces members of the network are all located in small cities in the countryside. Discover beautiful landscapes and charming villages, experiment local way-of-life and taste culinary specialities while enjoying professional infrastructures and connecting with the coworkers’ community.
Scroll down and discover your next coworking destination! Look up to the guide we have created : it lists and presents the coworking spaces where you can go as well as the booking conditions.
The funding opportunity offered by the Leader programme under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) enabled us to realize our ambition.