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Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas

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.

Coordinator

THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE

Address

Errol Road Invergowrie
Dd2 5da Dundee

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 703 012,50

Participants (26)

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 400 547,50

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 415 250

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

Perth College

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 252 125

USTAV EKOLOGIE LESA SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE VIED

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 274 062,50

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 465 000

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza / International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 336 062,50

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE ECONOMY

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 172 750

OULUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 150 875

BUNDESANSTALT FUR AGRARWIRTSCHAFT UND BERGBAUERNFRAGEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 158 000

OSTLANDSFORKNING AS

Norway

HOGSKOLEN I INNLANDET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 121 375

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 276 250

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 180 937,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FOGGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 172 500

CAIRO UNIVERSITY

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 95 937,50

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FAO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 95 937,50

Euromontana

France

EU Contribution

€ 323 875

SEEDS-INT

Lebanon

EU Contribution

€ 101 337,50

Foreco Technologies S.L

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 125 000

THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 153 750

CETIP NETWORK SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 115 000

OAR GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 136 250

CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 99 993,75

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

SCHWEIZERISCHEN ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT FUER DIE BERGGEBIETE (SAB)

Switzerland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 677622

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 935 828,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 575 828,75

Coordinated by:

THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE

United Kingdom