Laios Smart Video and Communications Training Project

Partners: Laois Partnership

About: We developed innovative Smart Video Training Program and associated marketing training for community groups and small businesses in County Laois.


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This was a project we recently undertook for ‘Visual Communications and Social Media Training’ to businesses and community groups within the ‘Food, Tourism and Creative’ sectors in Laois. Its aims were to build the core skills of business and community groups, to cost effectively create a portfolio of visual creative products, develop a greater understanding and utilisation of social media by all participants in the training programme, and stimulate greater networking and interaction amongst participants on their social media sites

Laois Partnership has hired the services of eTownz for a variety of different projects over the past 8 years. We have found eTownz to be professional, knowledgeable, and provide an innovative approach to local development. I would foresee the significant potential for eTownz and the eTownz community development tools in the coming year. The relatively new concept of “Smart Towns and Villages” is a concept which seeks to provide a more data and evidence-based approach to local development and is being heavily championed at EU level by the EU commissioners and relevant departments most especially ENRD which is related to the leader development funding mechanism used across Europe. The Irish government, local councils, and local development companies such as Laois Partnership company are also embracing the concepts behind Smart Villages and eTownz are developing tools that could greatly support the roll-out of smart communities in Ireland and across Europe.

Mark Clancy

Laois Partnership