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Let the (social) seed grow: insights from seven rural social innovation...

Rural societies in Europe and beyond are facing complex social, economic, and environmental challenges. These include rural depopulation, demographic changes such as...

International Online Course: Social Innovation in Rural Areas

The European project SIMRA (Social Innovation in Marginalized Rural Areas) is organising a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on social innovation in...

Co-constructing in difficult times: isn’t that what social innovation is all...

This post was originally thought to be a wrap-up of the SIMRA project, and summary of what we lived in our SIMRA...

Keys and tools for social rural innovation: lessons from SIMRA

The study of social innovation, understood in its broadest socio-environmental sense, has spread since the beginning of the century, and its importance...

Social Innovation: What’s all the fuzz about?

Social innovation is everywhere. A search in Google lands 1,320 million hits. Google Scholar finds 3,700,000 resources, and if we look it...

Participatory video to collect experiences on Social Innovation Actions

The Social Innovation Actions within the European Union H2020 "Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA)" project have been coordinated by the European...

SIMRA Final Conference: social innovation to boost EU rural areas

Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA) is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. SIMRA seeks...

Innovation inspiration at a SIMRA workshop in Solsona

Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA) is a European project focused on research and innovation actions. FORECO, one of the 26...

SIMRA’s October sessions: Lessons learned from the project innovation actions

On 7 and 8 October EFIMED organised two workshops in the province of Teruel (Aragon, Spain) to close the Innovative Action that...

Changing the conversation about forest fires through social innovation

In 1986, fires raged rampant on Montserrat Mountain. As over 70,000 hectares of forest land burned throughout Catalonia, the wildfires drew dangerously...