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Get the Skills by CORA x COM³


CORA x COM³ has developed a comprehensive training model on priorities and policy needs that aims at strengthening and empowering local and regional authorities. Moreover, it provides business support to organisations by creating an advanced digital environment that benefits their citizens and businesses. The training model is designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of their level of experience or education. It is particularly focused on supporting individuals and organizations in rural areas of Europe, where access to training and education can be limited.

The Modules

The modules are divided into four sections for purpose: deploy and finance the digital infrastructure, ensure that everyone can fully participate in the digital economy and society, enhance the living quality and attractiveness of rural areas through digital services, and enhance the tech-readiness of rural businesses. In addition, infographics accompany all the modules to provide insights on each of topic.

Deploy and finance my digital infrastructure

  • Broadband technologies and network
  • Investing models for funding and financing broadband infrastructure
  • Financing tools for funding and financing broadband infrastructure
  • Broadband deployment methods
  • Reducing the cost of broadband deployment
  • Business models for funding and financing broadband infrastructure

Ensure that everyone can fully participate in the digital economy society (digital skills)

  • Digital skills for local communities
  • Digital skills for enterprises
  • Cyber Security: an introduction
  • Who are Cyber Criminals?
  • Detecting and Preventing Cyber Attacks
  • Digital skills for public authorities
  • Creating a digital innovation culture
  • Cyber Attack Vectors
  • Cyber Security in Internet of Things
  • Cyber Security in Industry 4.0

Enhance the living quality and attractiveness of rural areas through digital services (Digital Public Services)

  • Digital Hubs: Understanding the concept
  • Digital Hubs: Practical guidance for operations
  • Physical development of digital hubs
  • Uptake of internet and internet services

Enhance the tech-readiness of rural businesses

  • Fostering the Digital Transformation of SMEs in Rural areas – an Introduction 
  • Helping SMEs deal with information overload
  • Cybersecurity Readiness through Honeypots
  • Understanding and Analysing Cyber Threats
  • Design thinking as a Problem-Solving Tool
  • 9 Good Practices to Tech-Enable Rural Businesses
  • Data Breach and Privacy Leak Awareness
  • How to Organize Successful Business Matchmaking Events?
  • Building an Effective Business Stakeholder Network
  • Matchmaking Events – a Guidebook for Hosts
  • Designing Support Measures for a Rural Digital Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  • Rural Digital Hubs – Ensuring Buy-In and Engagement
  • Public Data Platforms as Drivers of Economic Development
  • Threat Reduction and Self-assessment for SMEs
  • Student-based Projects as a Source of Digitalisation Support for Small Businesses

Training Offer Details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary not further defined
Target language
Geographical sphere
EU institutional initiative
Typology of training opportunties
Learning activity
e-learning coursework
Assessment type
Training duration
Is this course free
Is the certificate / credential free
Training start date
Part time intensive
Self-paced course