Members of CETIP Network participated in the kick off meeting of the newly funded H2020 project Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA) coordinated by the James Hutton Institute in Scotland. The meeting took place in Aberdeen from 23rd to 26th May. Scientists from 15 countries across Europe and the wider Mediterranean area met at the James Hutton Institute to mark the start of a 4-year project addressing some of the most important social challenges faced by rural areas.
Project SIMRA has been officially launched on the 1st April 2016. SIMRA’s overarching objective is to fill the significant knowledge gap in understanding and enhancing social innovations in marginalised rural areas by advancing the state-of-the-art in social innovation and connected governance mechanisms in agriculture and forestry sectors as well as in rural development in general.
The next workshop involving important international stakeholders organized by Institute of Forest Ecology of Slovak Academy of Science will be held in Bratislava in October 2016.
Details of partners and other information about SIMRA are available on project webpage: