CIHEAM > PROJECT > Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas
SIMRA seeks to advance understanding of social innovation and innovative governance in agriculture, forestry and rural development, and how to boost them, particularly in marginalised rural areas across Europe, with a focus on the Mediterranean region (including non-EU countries) where there is limited evidence of outcomes and supporting conditions. The overall concept is to better understand the role of social innovation in building territorial capital and enhancing sustainable development through application of a systematic theoretical and operational framework of social innovation and social innovation governance in rural areas across Europe and non-European Mediterranean regions. SIMRA will promote the exchange, discussion and information sharing, with external audiences, and in particular with the different types of stakeholders in different countries. These platforms will be used to transfer methodologies and good practices of social innovation to other marginalised rural areas.