Social Innovation Actions constitute a new approach for hands-on practice and implementation of research. Initiating social innovation actions is a complex social process, which requires conceptualisation, testing and implementation of actions, both user-centred and context-specific. This process is co-constructed with all social innovation actors involved: researchers, evaluators, and the local actors. However, there is limited knowledge of the processes behind their implementation and of the researcher´s role in guiding local actors from the establishment of an idea to its maturity. This brochure illustrates through 7 examples how social innovation is a potential gateway for innovative solutions, fostering sustainable resource management and alleviating local socio-environmental constraints in the farming and forestry sectors.
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More information on the examples presented in these brochures is available online, check out:
- SIMRA’s website section on “Innovation Actions”
- Our videos about each Innovation Action on SIMRA’s YouTube channel
- Our Report on Lessons Learned from Social Innovation Actions in Marginalised Rural Areas
- SIMRA’s database of good practices