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This new SIMRA brochure aims at showcasing the diversity of social innovations in rural areas of Europe and the Mediterranean regions. A sneak peek of what you will find in this brochure includes revitalisation plans of a UNESCO site in Slovakia, a renewable energy community trust in the UK, sustainable fishers delivering boxes of seafood to your doorstep in Greece, or a public-private partnership to support dairy producers in Tunisia!
These examples are extracted from the SIMRA database, available on our project’s website.
The examples selected meet criteria of evidence of reconfiguration of social practices; of active involvement of civil society; of novelty taking place in new geographical settings or in relation to previously disengaged social groups; and of improvement of societal wellbeing.
If you want to share any examples with SIMRA yourself, please use this online questionnaire (also available in French).
Our brochure is now available here.
SIMRA (Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas) is a four-year project (2016-2020) funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme. It aims to advance understanding of social innovation and innovative governance in agriculture, forestry and rural development, and how it can be boosted, in marginalised rural areas across Europe and around the Mediterranean, including non-EU countries. Visit the SIMRA website here.