SIMRA

SIMRA - Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas

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  • Project duration: March 2016 - March 2020
  • Project status:
    Finished
  • Funding:
    Societal Challenge (Horizon 2020 /EU funding /Project)
  • Total project budget: €5,935,828.75

SIMRA is a European funded project on Social Innovation in Marginalized Rural Areas.\302\240

Social innovation (SI) has rapidly expanded in the research and policy debate as it aims to address urgent societal challenges and increase human wellbeing, responding to social demands that markets or existing institutions do not traditionally address. By the creation of re-configured social arrangements or networks between diverse actors, SI can introduce new solutions to challenges faced by rural areas that can re-invent their role and their capacity to innovate

SIMRA main aim is to better understand the driving forces and the enabling environment of social innovation (SI) and innovative governance in agriculture, forestry and rural development, and how to boost them, in marginalized rural areas (MRA) across Europe and around the Mediterranean, including non-EU countries.

This objective will be achieved by developing: a novel theoretical framework to define and understand SI in MRA, identifying key factors of SI development trajectories; an evaluative toolkit able to assess social innovation and its impacts in selected case studies across the target region. Furthermore, the project will develop improved knowledge of determinants of success in order to answer the question of how to support enhanced governance and SIs, addressing specificities and priorities of social needs and new social relationships and collaborations.

Link to SIMRA website

Publications
Women as agents of social innovation in rural areas
Dalla Torre C, Ravazzoli E (2021)
Internet

More information: https://enrd.ec.europa.eu/sites/enrd/files/enrd_publications ...

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/16371

Reconstructive Social Innovation Cycles in Women-Led Initiatives in Rural Areas
Sarkki S, Dalla Torre C, Fransala J, Živojinović I, Ludvig A, Górriz-Mifsud E, Melnykovych M, Sfeir PR, Arbia L, Bengoumi M, Chorti H, Gramm V, López Marco L, Ravazzoli E, Nijnik M (2021)
MDPI AG
Journal article
Sustainability

More information: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/3/1231

https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031231

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/15951

Can Social Innovation Make a Change in European and Mediterranean Marginalized Areas? Social Innovation Impact Assessment in Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, and Rural Development
Ravazzoli E, Dalla Torre C, Da Re R, Marini Govigli V, Secco L, Górriz-Mifsud E, Pisani E, Barlagne C, Baselice A, Bengoumi M, Dijskhoorn-Dekker M, Labidi A, Lopolito A, Melnykovych M, Perlik M, Polman N, Sarkki S, Vassilopoulos A, Koundouri P, Miller D, Streifeneder T, Nijnik M (2021)
MDPI AG
Journal article
Sustainability

More information: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su13041823

https://doi.org/10.3390/su13041823

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/15953

Women as agents of social innovation in rural areas
Dalla Torre C, Ravazzoli E (2021)
Journal article
Rural Connections

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/17183

La donna e l’agricoltura sociale come motori dell’innovazione nei Bauernhof altoatesini
Dalla Torre C, Gramm V (2020)
Contribution in book
Perspektiven der Sozialen Landwirtschaft unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Entwicklungen in Italien / Prospettive dell’Agricoltura Sociale con particolare riferimento agli sviluppi in Italia

More information: http://pro.unibz.it/library/bupress/publications/fulltext/97 ...

Evaluation manual: innovative methods to assess social innovation and its impacts in marginalised rural areas.
Secco L, Pisani E, Da Re R, Vicentini K, Rogelja T, Burlando C, Ludvig A, Weiss G, Zivojinovic I, Górriz-Mifsud E, Marini-Govigli V, Martínez de Arano I, Melnykovych M, Tuomasiukka D, Den Herde M, Lovric M, Ravazzoli E, Dalla Torre C, Streifeneder T, Vassilopoulos A, Akinsete E, Koundouri P, Lopolito A, Prosperi M, Baselice A, Polman N, Dijkshoorn M, Nijnik M, Miller D, Barlagne C, Hewitt R, Prokofieva I, Kuvlankova-Oravska T, Špaček M, Brnkalakova S, Gezik V (2020)
Brussels:SIMRA
Report
The Role of Agency in the Emergence and Development of Social Innovations in Rural Areas. Analysis of Two Cases of Social Farming in Italy and The Netherlands
Dalla Torre C, Ravazzoli E, Dijkshoorn‐Dekker M, Polman N, Melnykovych M, Pisani E, Gori F, Da Re R, Vicentini K, Secco L (2020)
Journal article
Sustainability

More information: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/11/4440

https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114440

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/14259

Interview zur SIMRA Fallstudie Sozialgenossenschaft "Mit Bäuerinnen lernen - wachsen - leben": Emanzipierte Bäuerinnen
Gramm V (2020)
Radio-TV

More information: http://www.raibz.rai.it/streaming/Netia_Export/7d6d1a85-ff82 ...

Deliverable D5.4 Final Report on Cross-Case Studies Assessment of Social Innovation
Ravazzoli E, Dalla Torre C, Streifeneder T, Pisani E, Da Re R, Vicentini K, Secco L, Górriz-Mifsud E, Marini Govigli V, Melnykovych M, Valero D, Bryce R, Weiß G, Ludvig A, Zivojinovic I, Lukesch R (2019)
Brussels:SIMRA
Report

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/14724

Deliverable D5.3 Report on Social Innovation Assessment in Each Selected Case Study
Marini Govigli V, Melnykovych M, Górriz-Mifsud E, Dalla Torre C, Ravazzoli E, Da Re R, Pisani E, Secco L, Vincentini K, Ludvig A, Weiss G, Zivojinovic I, Kluvánková T, Spacek M, Akinsete E, Barlagne C, Baselice A, Bengoumi M, Dijkshoorn-Dekker M, Egartner S, Gibson H, Gramm V, Herrmann P, Hewitt R, Kozova M, Labidi A, Lolini M, Lopolito A, Miller D, Niedermayr J, Nijnik M, Perlik M, Polman N, Prokofieva I, Prosperi M, Rodríguez Fernández-Blanco C, Sarkki S, Vassilopoulos A, Wagner K (2019)
Brussels:SIMRA
Report

More information: http://www.simra-h2020.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/SIMRA-D ...

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/14713

Deliverable D4.3. Manual on Innovative Methods to Assess SI and its Impacts
Secco L, Pisani E, Da Re R, Vicentini K, Rogelja T, Burlando C, Ludvig A, Weiss G, Zivojinovic I, Górriz-Mifsud E, Marini-Govigli V, Martínez de Arano I, Melnykovych M, Tuomasiukka D, Den Herde M, Lovric M, Ravazzoli E, Dalla Torre C, Streifeneder T, Vassilopoulos A, Akinsete E, Koundouri P, Lopolito A, Prosperi M, Baselice A, Polman N, Dijkshoorn M, Nijnik M, Miller D, Barlagne C, Hewitt R, Prokofieva I, Kuvlankova-Oravska T, Špaček M, Brnkalakova S, Gezik V (2019)
Brussels:SIMRA
Report

More information: http://www.simra-h2020.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/SIMRA_D ...

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/14714

Providing childcare services as a means of empowering women farmers in South Tyrol, Italy
Gramm V, Dalla Torre C, Membretti A (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: International Mountain Conference | Innsbruck | 8.9.2019 - 12.9.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12206

L’agricoltura sociale in Alto Adige: un esempio di innovazione sociale nelle aree montane italiane
Dalla Torre C, Gramm V, Ravazzoli E (2019)
Contribution in book
Le Regioni d'Europa tra identità locali, nuove comunità e disparità territoriali = The regions of Europe among local identities, new communities and territorial disparities

More information: http://ojs.francoangeli.it/_omp/index.php/oa/catalog/book/42 ...

Agricoltura sociale come innovazione sociale: il ruolo del Forum Nazionale dell’Agricoltura sociale
Lolini M, Dalla Torre C, Ravazzoli E (2019)
Journal article
EyesReg

More information: http://www.eyesreg.it/2019/agricoltura-sociale-come-innovazi ...

Making a virtue of necessity: Women as agents of social innovation: Experiences of women’s empowerment and community resilience in rural areas.
Dalla Torre C, Ravazzoli E, Alkhaled S, Marini Govigli V, Bengoumi M, Chorti H, Gramm V, Gorriz-Misfud E, Jack S, Labidi A, Melnykovych M, Sfeir P, Zivojinovic I (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: ISIRC Social Innovation| Local Solutions to Global Challenges | Glasgow : 2.9.2019 - 4.9.2019

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/12201

Providing childcare services as a means of empowering women farmers in South Tyrol, Italy?
Gramm V, Dalla Torre C, Membretti A (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: XXVIII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress | Trondheim | 25.6.2019 - 28.6.2019

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/12205

Providing childcare services as a means of empowering women farmers in South Tyrol, Italy?
Gramm V, Dalla Torre C, Membretti A (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: International Mountain Conference | Innsbruck | 8.9.2019 - 12.9.2019

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/12206

SIMRA: Fallstudie Sozialgenossenschaft “Mit Bäuerinnen lernen-wachsen-leben”
Dalla Torre C, Gramm V, Untertrifaller L, Ravazzoli E (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Jahreshauptversammlung der Sozialgenossenschaft "Mit Bäuerinnen lernen-wachsen-leben" | Bozen | 30.4.2019 - 30.4.2019

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/12239

Report D6.2 Policy Implications for Social Innovation in Marginalized Rural Areas
Ludvig A, Weiss G, Živojinović I, Nijnik M, Miller D, Barlagne C, Dijkshoorn-Dekker M, Jack S, Alkhaled S, Polman N, Perlik M, Hermann P, Egger T, Dalla Torre C, Slee B, Streifeneder T, Ravazzoli E, Sfeir P, Lukesch R, Wagner K, Egartner S, Niedermayr J, Clotteau M, Mosdale L (2018)
Brussels:SIMRA
Report

More information: http://www.simra-h2020.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/SIMRA_D ...

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/14727

Deliverable D5.1 Case Study Protocols and Final Synthetic Description for Each Case Study
Górriz-Mifsud E, Marini Govigli V, Ravazzoli E, Dalla Torre C, Da Re R, Secco L, Pisani E, Ludvig A, Weiss G, Akinsete E, Barlagne C, Baselice A, Bengoumi M, Brnkalakova S, Dijkshoorn-Dekker M, Egartner S, Gramm V, Hayder M, Herrmann P, Kozova M, Lopolito A, Nawar M, Niedermayr J, Perlik M, Pfusterschmid S, Polman N, Prokofieva I, Prosperi M, Rodríguez C, Sarkki S, Slee B, Spacek M, Udovč A, Vassilopoulos A, Wagner K (2018)
Brussels:SIMRA
Report

More information: http://www.simra-h2020.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/SIMRA-D ...

Report D5.2 Training Material for Data Collection at CS Level
Górriz-Mifsud E, Marini Govigli V, Ravazzoli E, Dalla Torre C, Da Re R, Secco L, Pisani E, Ludvig A, Weiss G, Kluvankova T (2018)
Brussels:SIMR
Report

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/14726

Social agriculture as multiculturalism and symbol of generative welfare
Lolini M, Dalla Torre C, Ravazzoli E (2018)
Internet

More information: http://www.simra-h2020.eu/index.php/2018/06/29/social-agricu ...

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/9576

L´agricoltura sociale in Alto Adige come esempio di innovazione sociale nei territori montani italiani
Gramm V, Dalla Torre C (2018)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: AISRe 2018 | Bolzano | 17.9.2018 - 19.9.2018

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/9194

Agricoltura sociale come multiculturalità e simbolo di un welfare generativo
Lolini M, Dalla Torre C, Ravazzoli E (2018)
Internet

More information: http://regdev-blog.eurac.edu/agricoltura-sociale-come-multic ...

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/9367

Social Innovation and Forced Migration in the Alps: a pluralistic factor
Ravazzoli E, Dalla Torre C, Weiß ML, Membretti A (2018)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: ISIRC 2018 "Bridging social and business innovation" | Heidelberg | 3.9.2018 - 5.9.2018

Scaling out and up social farming in Italy: Evolution of social farming and the role of the National Forum of Social Agriculture, a qualitative analysis
Dalla Torre C, Lolini M, Ravazzoli E (2018)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: ISIRC 2018 "Bridging social and business innovation" | Heidelberg | 3.9.2018 - 5.9.2018

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/9169

Case Study Protocols and Final Synthetic Description for Each Case Study
Górriz-Mifsud E, Marini Govigli V, Ravazzoli E, Dalla Torre C, Da Re R, Secco L, Pisani E, Ludvig A, Weiss G, Akinsete E, Barlagne C, Baselice A, Bengoumi M, Brnkalakova S, Dijkshoorn-Dekker M, Egartner S, Gramm V, Hayder M, Herrmann P, Kozova M, Lopolito A, Nawar M, Niedermayr J, Perlik M, Pfusterschmid S, Polman N, Prokofieva I, Prosperi M, Rodríguez C, Sarkki S, Slee B, Spacek M, Udovč A, Vassilopoulos A, Wagner K (2018)
Report

More information: http://www.simra-h2020.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/SIMRA-D ...

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/8995

Set of Methods to Assess SI Implications at Different Levels: Instructions for WPs 5 & 6
Laura Secco, Elena Pisani, Catie Burlando, Riccardo Da Re, Paola Gatto, Davide Pettenella, Achilleas Vassilopoulus, Ebun Akinsete, Phoebe Koundouri; Antonio Lopolito, Maurizio Prosperi; Diana Tuomasiukka, Micheal Den Herde, Marko Lovric, Nico Polman, Marijke Dijkshoorn, Katerine Soma, Alice Ludvig, Gerhard Weiss, Ivana Zivojinovic; Simo Sarkki, Elisa Ravazzoli, Cristina Dalla Torre, Thomas Streifeneder, Bill Slee; Maria Nijnik, David Miller, Carla Barlagne and Irina Prokofieva. (2017)
Report D6.1 Political Framework Conditions, Policies and Instruments for SIs in Rural Areas
Ludvig A, Weiss G, Zivojinovic I, Nijnik M, Miller D, Barlagne C, Perlik M, Hermann P, Egger T, Dalla Torre C, Streifeneder T, Ravazzoli E, Sfeir P, Lukesch R, Wagner K, Egartner S, Slee B, Clotteau M (2017)
Brussels:SIMRA
Report

More information: http://www.simra-h2020.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/D6.1-Po ...

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/14703

Demonstrator D4.2. Set of Methods to Assess SI Implications at Different Levels: Instructions for WPs 5 & 6
Secco L, Pisani E, Burlando C, Da Re R, Gatto P, Pettenella D, Vassilopoulus A, Akinsete E, Koundouri P, Lopolito A, Prosperi M, Tuomasiukka D, Den Herde M, Lovric M, Polman N, Dijkshoorn M, Soma K, Ludvig A, Weiss G, Zivojinovic I, Sarkki S, Ravazzoli E, Dalla Torre C, Streifeneder T, Slee S, Nijnik M, Miller D, Barlagne C, Prokofieva I (2017)
Brussels:SIMRA
Report

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/14706

Partner
Università degli Studi di Padova
European Forest Institute
University of Bern - Centre for Development and Environment
Centre Tecnologic Forestal de Catalunya
CETIP Network s.r.o.
Rural Development Company Limited
Foreco Technologies S.L
SEEDS-int
Euromontana
Lancaster Universtiy
University of Oulu
International Centre For Research On The Environment And The Economy
Perth College
Wageningen University and Research Centre
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza / International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies
The James Hutton Institute
Institute of Forest Ecology Slovak Academy of Sciences
Università degli Studi di Foggia
Eastern Norway Research Institute, Lillehammer
Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für die Berggebiete
Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics
ÖAR-Regionalberatung GmbH
Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Cairo University
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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