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Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas

Objective

SIMRA seeks to advance understanding of social innovation (SI) and innovative governance in agriculture, forestry and rural development (RD), and how to boost them, particularly in marginalised rural areas across Europe, with a focus on the Mediterranean region (including non-EU) where there is limited evidence of outcomes and supporting conditions. These objectives will be achieved by:
1. Developing systematic frameworks: a) theoretical - for improved knowledge of the complexity of SIs and its dimensions, and its impact on unfolding territorial capital; b) operational - based on a trans-disciplinary coalition (researchers and practitioners) to advance understanding of preconditions and success factors (e.g. instruments, incentives etc.) for implementing/operationalizing SI.
2. Creating a categorisation of SIs which encompasses the specificities in terms of social priorities, relationships/collaborations etc. and serves as an instrument to explore reasons why regions with similar conditions display diverging paths and to 'turn diversity into strength’.
3. Creating an integrated set of methods to evaluate SI and its impacts on economic, social, environmental, institutional and policy dimensions of territorial capital.
4. Co-constructed evaluation of SIs in case studies across the spatial variation of European rural areas, considering which components of territorial capital foster and, or mainstream RD.
5. Synthesis and dissemination of new or improved knowledge of SIs and novel governance mechanisms to promote social capital and institutional capacity building and inform effective options/solutions for shaping sustainable development trajectories.
6. Creating collaborative learning and networking opportunities and launching innovative actions at different/multiple scales, with continuous interactions among researchers, ‘knowledge brokers’ and stakeholders to foster and mainstream SI, leaving a durable legacy.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-ISIB-2015-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 703 012,50

Participants (25)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 400 547,50
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 415 250
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Perth College
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 252 125
Address
Crieff Road
PH1 2NX Perth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
USTAV EKOLOGIE LESA SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE VIED
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 274 062,50
Address
Sturova 2
960 53 Zvolen
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 465 000
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza / International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies
Spain
EU contribution
€ 336 062,50
Address
Avda. Montañana 1005
50059 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE ECONOMY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 172 750
Address
22 Evdoxu Street
117 43 Athens
Activity type
Other
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 150 875
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUNDESANSTALT FUR AGRARWIRTSCHAFT UND BERGBAUERNFRAGEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 158 000
Address
Dietrichstrasse 27
1030 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOGSKOLEN I INNLANDET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 121 375
Address
Hamarvegen 112
2418 Elverum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 276 250
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 180 937,50
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FOGGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 172 500
Address
Via Gramsci 89/91
71122 Foggia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CAIRO UNIVERSITY
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 95 937,50
Address
Al Orman Guiza
12613 Giza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 95 937,50
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Euromontana
France
EU contribution
€ 323 875
Address
Rue De La Baume 11
75008 Paris
Activity type
Other
SEEDS-INT
Lebanon
EU contribution
€ 101 337,50
Address
Nothern Metn Section 26, Plot 1012 Of Jdeideh Real Estate, Gardenia Building Floor 6
Jdeideh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Foreco Technologies S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Dominics 16
25280 Solsona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 153 750
Address
Manse Lane 4
DD8 3TA Forfar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CETIP NETWORK SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 115 000
Address
Nad Primaskou 2468/1A Vinohrady
100 00 Praha 10
Activity type
Other
OAR GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 136 250
Address
Lindengasse 56
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 993,75
Address
Ctra Sant Llorenc De Morunys Km 2
25280 Solsona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCHWEIZERISCHEN ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT FUER DIE BERGGEBIETE (SAB)
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Seilerstrasse 4
3011 Bern
Activity type
Other