SIMRA Case Studies collect and analyse empirical evidence of social innovations in agriculture, forestry and rural development in marginalised rural areas in selected European, Associated and non-EU countries, particularly focusing on the Mediterranean region. A co-constructed evaluation of success factors for social innovations in selected case studies will be carried out not only by the academic community, but also by the people involved in rural development practice (such as technicians, LEADER groups, etc.), covering spatial variation and heterogeneity of regions (e.g. in terms of natural conditions, socio-economic development, social capital, governance and institutional settings).

This part of the project started in Summer 2017, while the selection process and the data collection lasts until autumn 2018. The analyses at case study level and across cases will be implemented during 2019.

The case studies that have been selected among those compiled in the database of social innovations constitute the “Analytical cases”:

N. Case Study Thematic cluster Location and country Partner
1 Forest fire volunteers Forest Management Catalonia, Spain CTFC
2 Lochcarron Community Development Company Strathcarron, Scotland, UK HUTTON
3 Smart Carbon forestry in the Ravnic-Orlovše forest commons Vipava valley ,Slovenia CETIP
4 Smart Carbon forestry in Nízle Tatry forest commons Nízke Tatry, Slovakia CETIP
5 The Noidanlukko cooperative Local Development Pyhäjoki, Finland OULU
6 Pro Val Lumnezia Surselva, Switzerland UBERN & SAB
7 Network Réseau des Fleurons Neuchâtel, Switzerland UBERN & SAB
8 Hawaruhof Community Agriculture Kirchberg am Wagram, Austria AWI
 9 Learning-Growing-Living with women farmers Social Farming Trentino Alto-Adige, Italy EURAC
10 Care farm Pitteperk Koudekerke on Walcheren, The Netherlands DLO
11 Dairy producers public-private partnership Networking El Jem, Hazeg and Beni Hassen, Tunisia FAOSNE
12 VAZAPP’ Foggia, Apulia, Italy UNIFG
13 A box of sea Fisheries Lesvos and Leros Islands, Greece ICRE8