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Social innovation encompasses new forms of interaction between environmental, economic, and social realms in order to solve shared problems and achieve common goals through strengthened collaboration and bottom-up initiatives. This approach has significant potential for rejuvenating rural Mediterranean areas, and can contribute to reverting abandonment, increasing competitiveness and securing jobs and services in remote rural areas.

Women lead social innovation to lift up communities

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we highlight examples of innovative actions that demonstrate the impact of women on improving the social and...

Mediterranean Forest Week: Social Innovation in Forests

2 April 2019, Lebanon. Forests are natural resources -- both public and private – which are host to a...

Can social innovation make a difference to forest-dependent communities?

Attention to social innovation and its role in sustainable development have been rising. However, the knowledge of social innovation pertaining to rural...

International Symposium on Landscape, Agriculture and Women

9-10 May 2019, Priorat, Spain The International Symposium on Landscape, Agriculture and Women aims to create links between...

Pau Costa Foundation receives social innovation award

Pau Costa Foundation (PCF) has been recognised as a Social Innovator by Ashoka, the global organisation promoting social entrepreneurship, in 2018. This...

COST Action Proposal Open Call

An open call for Cost Action proposal invites submissions that contribute to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of...

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Insights in academia: Mapping the fragmentation of the international forest regime...

When I started studying forestry, there were several things I thought I'd never do. One of them was searching for books on...

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