- Education and training
- Employment and job creation
- Rural development
- Sustainable development
- Development of education and training materials and programmes
- European learning networks and exchanges
- Community outreach and engagement
- Cultural and artistic innovation
- Technological innovation
EU Project Experience
This organisation is new to EU funding and will be supported by the Access Europe team.
EU Funding Goals
For the 2-year plan, CO:Worx aims to build a strong network of European partnerships to foster learning and participate as a partner in projects.
Specific interests include digital transformation strategies, remote working infrastructure development, community regeneration through technological initiatives, and rural economic sustainability models. The objective is to share and gain knowledge on these topics, thereby enhancing the skill set of our team and the services we provide to our community.
In the 5-year plan, CO:Worx aspires to lead larger projects with specific outputs.
The focus will be on coordinating our own projects, leveraging our European partnerships to develop initiatives that directly benefit our community and the wider region. Potential areas for development include advanced digital literacy programs, rural entrepreneurship support structures, and innovative remote working models.
Looking ahead to the 10-year plan, CO:Worx envisages coordinating multiple high-level projects, driving significant positive change in rural economic development and digital infrastructure. The ambition is to become a leading example of how digital hubs can revolutionize rural economies, providing evidence-based models that can be replicated across Europe. This includes exploring future digital trends, such as the impact of AI on remote working, and the role of digital hubs in achieving sustainable development goals.
What sets us apart is our commitment to not only provide a workspace but also to contribute to the economic development and sustainability of rural areas in Europe.
Our vision is aligned with government initiatives like the 'Right to Request Remote Work Bill 2021,' the 'Town Centre First' policy, and the 'Harnessing Digital' – the Digital Ireland Framework.
We are an excellent example of voluntary groups collaborating with local authorities and state agencies to develop an ambitious plan for our town, bringing life back into the town centre by providing remote working infrastructure and creating economic opportunities with the potential to sustain a rural town into the future.
One of our unique features is our CPD center, which provides space for training, events, and promotional activities.
Our educational partnership with the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) Learning Gate supports the local community in accessing routes to higher education and connects local business with local talent.