• fr
  • en

Advanced International Course on Social Innovation in Rural Areas

A one-week training course will be organised in the framework of the H2020 EU-funded project Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA) at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ-CIHEAM) on 18-22 November 2019 to address the importance of social innovation in less-favoured rural areas.

Social innovation has been heralded as a vital part of the European recovery project since the economic crisis in 2008. It is of particular importance to rural areas, especially more disadvantaged rural areas, where multiple problems of depopulation, environmental quality decline and low levels of economic activity have been recurrent. With the trend of rapid urbanisation, the remoter rural areas will continue to be adversely affected.

In these areas, the state and municipalities often struggle to maintain basic public services because of public sector austerity. Markets are weak and there is still a high dependency on primary industries. This creates space and opportunities in which civil society can take on an increasingly important role in sustaining and improving conditions. Further information on social innovation examples in rural areas is available in SIMRA’s database  or the brochures of initiatives.

The course, which will focus on rural areas from Europe and non-European Mediterranean countries and that will take place on 18-22 November 2019, is part of the H2020 EU-funded project Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), which aims to advance understanding of social innovation and innovative governance in agriculture, forestry and rural development. The project is built on more effectively linking the practice community with the research community fostering to allow the integration and cross fertilisation of knowledge and understanding in order to boost social innovation in (marginalised) rural areas.  

A preparatory meeting was held from 4-5 February at the IAMZ in Zaragoza to design the course objectives and prepare the preliminary draft programme. The following SIMRA project representatives participated in the meeting: The James Hutton Institute (United Kingdom), University of Padova (Italy), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria), Perth College (United Kingdom), Wageningen University (The Netherlands), The Rural Development Company Limited (United Kingdom) and The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (Spain).

More detailed information will be available soon on the website of SIMRA project: www.simra-h2020.org


Contact: Lucía López Marco

lopez-marco@iamz.ciheam.org

+34 976 716 000


 

Share
6 February 2019

Euromontana sur Facebook

2 days ago

Euromontana

Today is #EarthDay2019 🌍 Mountains are Europe's ecological backbone, according to the European Environmental Agency! Check how we intend to preserve our Earth by:
-fighting climate change 🌱https://www.euromontana.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Declaration_Braganca-FINAL_EN.pdf
-preserving mountains' biodiversity 🌺http://www.lifeorekamendian.eu/en/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Euromontana sur Twitter

Nouveau site internet pour notre membre FR l'Association Porc Montagne qui promeut la filière porcine de montagne, grâce à laquelle "le goût prend de la hauteur"
Découvrir l'APM ➡️ https://t.co/1d0htxzwM2
Lire notre interview de mars avec l'APM ➡️https://t.co/ia4YrBh7QT

Today is #EarthDay2019! 🌍 Mountains are Europe's ecological backbone according to @EUEnvironment! Check out how Euromontana intends to preserve our Earth by:
-fighting climate change 🌿https://t.co/wY2khpcCe4
-preserving biodiversity in mountain areas 🌼 https://t.co/xyTLnsthTB

Challenging workshop organised next week by the #ADAPTUR project to bring solutions for mountain tourism adaptation to climate change! https://t.co/kD2AWphX2i
The @opcc_ctp will bring knowledge from its last report on #ClimateChange in the Pyrenees 👉 https://t.co/2cO1AorUe9

We were last week at @ENRD_CP #RuralNetworking, attending thematic sessions to strengthen connexions between stakeholders, presenting our @simra_eu project & sharing our knowledge on mountain products! Check out what we took out of this inspiring event 👉 https://t.co/ElAqvUcr5s

Last week networX welcomed more than 4⃣0⃣0⃣ rural enthusiasts 💚
😢Missed it? Check out the main takeaways here: https://t.co/UO3EqLYnZI

And presentations are also available online! 👉https://t.co/X4wv9YQGFn
#RuralNetworking #RuralDevEU

Load More...