Digital Strategy

Digital strategy document

Longford Digital Strategy 2021-2023

Centred & Connected


Longford County Council has prepared a Digital Strategy Centred & Connected for County Longford for the period 2021-2023. The Strategy sets out Longford County Council’s ambitions to meet the needs and requirements of the people of County Longford in enabling them to benefit from digital transformation, connectivity and infrastructure throughout the County.

The Strategy prioritises four key themes:

  • digital infrastructure & connectivity
  • smart communities
  • digital economy and enterprise
  • digital transformation.


What we aim to achieve 

The Strategy will coordinate all activities for the development of a collaborative digital society and economy over the coming three years to the end of 2023. Being the first Digital Strategy for the county, Longford Centred & Connected will create the foundation, and set the direction, for digital development in the county over the coming decade. The strategy will build on existing resources, knowledge, networks and plans to create a blueprint for bringing digital into all aspects of life in Longford and in doing so, creating a connected, inclusive and dynamic future for all its citizens.


Our vision:

Longford Centred & Connected is the blueprint for bringing digital into all aspects of life in Longford and in doing so, creating a connected, inclusive and dynamic future for all citizens.


The Strategy was informed by a series of consultations with numerous local and nationalstakeholders, including the general public, businesses, non-profit organisations and other stakeholders and approved by the elected members in Council’s meeting on the 15 September 2021.


Longford Digital Strategy can be viewed here:  

Longford Digital Strategy 2021-2023



Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform 

Next2 Met have approved Longford’s ‘Digital consultations to inform Local Digital Strategies’ as a Good Practice project which is now hosted on the Next2Met website.

What is a Good practice? Why are Good practices so relevant for Interreg Europe projects?

In the framework of the Interreg Europe Programme, a good practice is defined as an initiative (e.g. policy, project, process, technique), which has proved to be successful in a region and which is of potential interest to other regions.
Key characteristics of a Good practice are:
-    Availability of tangible and measurable results
-    Potential to be replicated in another geographical area
-    Innovative in the context of the topic tackled by the project
-    Long- term durability 

Partners work together on a shared regional policy issue by exchanging good practices in order to find inspiration and integrate the lessons learnt from this cooperation into their policies.  All the Good practices shared by Next2Met partners are available here


This Good Practice ‘Digital consultations to inform Local Digital Strategies’ used by Longford County Council ensured high participation and proved to be a more efficient tool to conduct public consultations by allowing policymakers to gain insights/data in real-time and eliminating the process of transcribing. Furthermore, it is a readily transferable practice, which requires minimum technical expertise and can be easily used in other regions and geographical areas for public consultations with stakeholders.