The third meeting of the SMARTRURAL project partners (Erasmus + KA203 project – Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Towards smart rural tourism development in Europe) took place on 15th October, 2020. It concerns modern forms of education in the field of rural development and rural tourism. The meeting was online due to the pandemic situation. It was hosted by the University of Alicante (Spain). The partners in the project shared information on the implemented activities, including the results of the evaluation of training program prepared by specialists from 7 countries and evaluated by External and Internal Advisory Boards. In the next months, it is planned to teach the trainers, who in next step will conduct trainings on intelligent solutions for rural tourism destinations (pilot phase). The training will be attended by students from 7 countries, including Czech Republic, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey. Finally students will prepare projects for 5 pilot towns (in each country) where rural tourism is developing. The next meeting is planned at the Pegaso Universita Telematica in Naples (Italy), if the pandemic situation allows it.