European Network for Rural Development published a material about Smart Villages in May 2018. There is a full overview about the concept of Smart Villages, the meaning and importance of the concept. Community-lead actions are responding directly to local needs and opportunities and can be fully innovative. Social enterprises in rural areas with a high level of social capital can be pioneers of social innovation. Social innovation models in rural services are provides in the material.
The full publication is available in English: https://enrd.ec.europa.eu/sites/enrd/files/enrd_publications/publi-enrd-rr-26-2018-en.pdf.