Have your say on social innovations and the impact of the Covid19 emergency

Are you a social innovator? Do you work to improve the environmental and socio-economic well-being of your community? Then this survey is for you!

Edinburgh and its green surroundings
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The iDEAL project (iDEAL – The Impact of Digital tEchnologies on sociAL innovations during the Covid19 crisis), is a scientific collaboration between the University of Bologna (Italy), the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), KU Leuven (Belgium), and Jagiellonian University (Poland). iDEAL aims at better understanding how the digital transformation triggered by the Covid19 pandemic is impacting the work of the initiatives that work to improve the social, economic, and environmental well-being of citizens.

In the frame of the project a survey (available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Polish) was developed to target social innovation initiatives operating in both rural and urban settings in the field of local development, agriculture and forestry. By analysing the responses, the iDEAL project will be able to inform national and EU policymakers on new ways to support social initiatives to be more resilient to future uncertainties, as those initiated in 2020 by the global health pandemic.

Take the survey now in English, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, or Spanish

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Valentino Marini Govigli
Valentino Marini Govigli is Junior assistant professor (fixed term) at the Department of Agri-Food Sciences and Technologies, University of Bologna (Italy). He holds a PhD in Forest and Cultural ecology, a MRes in Ecology and Environmental Management, and a BAE in Economics. His fields of expertise are socioeconomics of agro-forest goods and services, consumer behaviour and stakeholder preferences, intangible ecosystem services assessment, social innovation brokerage and multi-actor engagement.