Social innovation and other forms of innovation: experiences from the Forum Carpaticum meeting, Eger 2018

Bill Slee and Veronika Gezik

The Forum Carpaticum brings together the science community interested in social and biophysical sciences in the Carpathians every two years.  In the programme notes it is stated that “the 5th Forum Carpaticum will specially highlight prioritized topics on biodiversity conservation and sustainable tourism development and education for sustainable development (ESD).”  Overall, there was an emphasis on the biophysical sciences, especially ecology, forestry and fluvial geomorphology, but there was a range of social scientists represented and some of the natural scientists are now moving towards interdisciplinary work with social scientists and also transdisciplinary work.

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Social innovation and other forms of innovation: experiences from the Forum Carpaticum meeting, Eger 2018

Bill Slee and Veronika Gezik

 

The Forum Carpaticum brings together the science community interested in social and biophysical sciences in the Carpathians every two years.  In the programme notes it is stated that “the 5th Forum Carpaticum will specially highlight prioritized topics on biodiversity conservation and sustainable tourism development and education for sustainable development (ESD).”  Overall, there was an emphasis on the biophysical sciences, especially ecology, forestry and fluvial geomorphology, but there was a range of social scientists represented and some of the natural scientists are now moving towards interdisciplinary work with social scientists and also transdisciplinary work.

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From Tragedy to Survival: – The Journey of Polycentric Governance

Celebrating 50sof The Theory of COMMONS

SEAM 2018, Bratislava September 21-22, 2018  

INVITATION

Friday September 21, 16.20-18.00, room 18/4th floor

In the Memory of Lin Ostrom (1933 – 2012)

Fifty years after introducing the Tragedy of the Commons by G. Hardin in journal Science it is essentially understood that unlimited use of resources does seriously dis-harm natural resources and property rights itself are not a strategy for success to overcome open access.  Thus freedom of commons is guaranteed by clearly designed boundaries and rules.

                                                             “Complexity is not the same as chaos”she said in Stockholm after being awarded Nobel prize in 2009.

KEYNOTE

Promises and Pitfalls of Polycentric Governance in Addressing Contemporary Complex Environmental Challenges“.

JOUNI PAAVOLA

Director – ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics & Policy,

University of Leeds UK.

Jouni Paavola, professor of Environmental Social Sciences.His research examines environmental governance with a focus on climate change and biodiversity. Currently he lead research on enabling rapid transitions in mitigation and adaptation. Publishing in Science, Ecology and Society, Ecological Economics and Energy Policy, co-edited books published by Blackwell, MIT Press and Routledge (HI-30).

– The Journey of Polycentric Governance

Polycentric governanceis designed to capture cross-sector collaboration among multiple levels of governance, while adopting as dynamic, complex-systems perspective to address global challenges in particularclimate change and biodiversity loss. Governance arrangements in polycentric systems are self-organized by multiple governing authorities operating at differing scales. Nested in several levels of general-purpose governments or specific purpose governance, each unit exercises considerable independence in making and enforcing rules within a circumscribed scope of authority for a specified geographical area. There have been numerous studies to develop polycentric governance as an analytical concept (McGinnis 1999, 2005, 2016, Ostrom 2010, 2012, Pahl-Wostl and Knieper, 2014 and others) but far less attention has been given to operationalisation in the context of changing governance practices. Session  explores how commons have been approaching dilemma of resource use under the growing global pressureWhat is the way forward? How do we address complexity in a global arena?

OTHER PAPERS:

Co-Ordination Problems in Polycentric Governance

Tatiana Kluvankova,Susan Baker, Veronika Gezik, CETIP Network, CE Spectra:

Cross-border Governance – Polycentricity in Practice?

Spacek and M. Husar, CETIP Network, CE Spectra

Polycentricity to Enhance Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Regions

Brnkalakova,  S,. Kluvanková T, Gezik, Baštáková, V. Szabo, T., SPECTRA, CETIP Network.

From restitution to revival: A case of commons re-establishment and restitution in Slovenia

Andrej Udovč,Tine Premrl, Janez Krč and Nevenka Bogataj

CETIP and IFE SAS at the ISIRC 2018: „Bridging Social and Business Innovation“

Martin Špaček as a representative of CETIP and Tomas Szabo as a representative of Institute for Forest Ecology SAS took part in the ISIRC 2018 held in Heidelberg, Germany. ISIRC (International Social Innovation Research Conference) is the world’s leading scientific conference on social innovation research. The conference brings together experts from around the world and opens up a debate on social innovation from different perspectives. The conference was held at the oldest German university – Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg.

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CETIP a ÚEL SAV na ISIRC 2018: “Prepojenie Spoločenských a podnikových inovácií”

Zástupca CETIP, Martin Špaček, a zástupca Ústavu ekológie lesa SAV, Tomáš Szabo, sa zúčastnili ISIRC 2018 usporiadanej v nemeckom Heidelbergu. ISIRC (International Social Innovation Research Conference) je popredná svetová vedecká konferencia o výskume spoločenských inovácií. Konferencia spája odborníkov z celého sveta a otvára diskusiu o spoločenských inováciách z rôznych perspektív a uhlov pohľadu. Konferencia sa konala na pôde najstaršej nemeckej univerzity Ruprecht-Karls-University v Heidelbergu.

Deň pred zahájením konferencie sa konal workshop pre doktorandských študentov z celého sveta, na ktorom Tomáš Szabo prezentoval doterajšie výstupy svojej dizertačnej práce na tému Spoločenské inovácie na podporu kvality života v marginalizovaných územiach. Vďaka tejto možnosti získal cennú spätnú väzbu od uznávaných svetových lektorov a profesorov.

Na konferencii, ktorá sa konala od 3. do 5. septembra, bolo vidieť množstvo zaujímavých prednášok zameraných na spoločenské inovácie. Boli tu prezentované rôzne teoretické výstupy až po konkrétne prípady z realizovaných prípadových štúdií. Projekt SIMRA tu mal pomerne významné zastúpenie, kedy s ním boli spojené aj dve špeciálne sekcie. Martin Špaček na jednej z nich prezentoval niektoré výstupy z projektu SIMRA v príspevku venovanému Porozumení spoločenských inovácií v marginalizovanych vidieckych oblastiach. Konferencia mala veľmi zaujímavý program obohatený o večerné spoločné aktivity ako recepcia s prezentáciou miestnych príkladov spoločenských inovácií či spoločné grilovanie v bývalej hasičskej stanici. Konferencia bola dobrou príležitosťou na spoznanie ostatných účastníkov, ktorí sem prišli z celého sveta.

 

Na budúci rok sa konferencia presunie do škótskeho Glasgowa.

 

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CETIP and IFE SAS at the ISIRC 2018: „Bridging Social and Business Innovation“

Martin Špaček as a representative of CETIP and Tomas Szabo as a representative of Institute for Forest Ecology SAS took part in the ISIRC 2018 held in Heidelberg, Germany. ISIRC (International Social Innovation Research Conference) is the world’s leading scientific conference on social innovation research. The conference brings together experts from around the world and opens up a debate on social innovation from different perspectives. The conference was held at the oldest German university – Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg.

The day before the official start of conference a workshop for PhD students from all over the world was held. Tomáš Szabo presented outline of his dissertation thesis on Social Innovation for support the quality of life in marginalized rural areas. Thanks to this opportunity, he has received valuable feedback from recognized world lecturers and professors.

The ISIRC 2018 took place from 3 to 5 September. There were many interesting lectures on social innovation to see, from various theoretical perspectives to specific case studies. The SIMRA project had a relatively significant presence when two special sessions were linked to it research. Martin Špaček presented some outputs from the SIMRA project in his contribution related to Understanding Social Innovations in Marginalized Rural Areas. The conference had a very attractive program enriched with evening social activities like a reception with a presentation of local examples of social innovations or a joint barbecue party in a former fire station. The conference was an opportunity to meet the other participants who came here from all over the world.

Next year, the conference will take place in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Challenges and opportunities of social innovations in Adriatic Island Cres

In July 2018 CETIP and Institute for Forest Ecology SAS undertaken field research of SIMRA project to ancient isolated rural settlement VIDOVICI in Adriatic Island CRES (SIMRA Case study of social innovation (NO:193). 

After turbulent times over the past 5 centuries and as the response to global crises of early 20s, in particular de-population and land degradation Vidovici area is facing reconfiguration of community practices. Today this charming village located on the top of the hill with spectacular view around the Adriatic coast and in the neighbourhood of UNESCO Word heritage site is witnessing transition to sustainable rural life.

Socio-ecological resilience and co-evolution of rural and modern life is refreshing local community providing well being to old and new members. Can Vidovici serve as model for transformation of other marginalized areas in isolated islands?

Visit completed data on this interesting process and participated on series of discussions for editing English version of Vidovici story to contribute to the SIMRA evidence of social innovation in Mediteranean region. Team also met with vice-president of Primorsko-gorskokotanska county Marina Medaric to discuss next steps in expanding social innovations to enhance rural development and sustainability in the region. More information, pictures and videos from Interview with initiative leader Ivo Saganic will be available soon.

Picture 1: Vidovici settlement. Cres Island, Croatia: Thanks to identity,
Leadership Vidovici has survived in co-evolving old traditions with all pleasant benefits of modern life creating well being to new community.
Picture 2: Natural beauty and adequate infrastructure are pre-condition of successful transition explains Ivo Saganic, local leader of the initiative in a interview with the research team Prof. Kluvankova and Ivet Stecova.
Picture 3: Discussing policy workshop: Challenges and Opportunites of Social Innovations to enhance well being in Adriatic Medditerrain. From left: Ivo Saganic, Marina Medaric, vice-president of Primorsko- gorskokotanska zupa, Prof. Kluvankova and Dr. Juliano Sokolicom Croatian publicist and community leader.

Challenges and opportunities of social innovations in Adriatic Island Cres

In July 2018 CETIP and Institute for Forest Ecology SAS undertaken field research of SIMRA project to ancient isolated rural settlement VIDOVICI in Adriatic Island CRES (SIMRA Case study of social innovation (NO:193). 

After turbulent times over the past 5 centuries and as the response to global crises of early 20s, in particular de-population and land degradation Vidovici area is facing reconfiguration of community practices. Today this charming village located on the top of the hill with spectacular view around the Adriatic coast and in the neighbourhood of UNESCO Word heritage site is witnessing transition to sustainable rural life.

Socio-ecological resilience and co-evolution of rural and modern life is refreshing local community providing well being to old and new members. Can Vidovici serve as model for transformation of other marginalized areas in isolated islands?

Visit completed data on this interesting process and participated on series of discussions for editing English version of Vidovici story to contribute to the SIMRA evidence of social innovation in Mediteranean region. Team also met with vice-president of Primorsko-gorskokotanska county Marina Medaric to discuss next steps in expanding social innovations to enhance rural development and sustainability in the region. More information, pictures and videos from Interview with initiative leader Ivo Saganic will be available soon.

 

Picture 1: Vidovici settlement. Cres Island, Croatia: Thanks to identity,
Leadership Vidovici has survived in co-evolving old traditions with all pleasant benefits of modern life creating well being to new community.

Picture 2: Natural beauty and adequate infrastructure are pre-condition of successful transition explains Ivo Saganic, local leader of the initiative in a interview with the research team Prof. Kluvankova and Ivet Stecova.

Picture 3: Discussing policy workshop: Challenges and Opportunites of Social Innovations to enhance well being in Adriatic Medditerrain. From left: Ivo Saganic, Marina Medaric, vice-president of Primorsko- gorskokotanska zupa, Prof. Kluvankova and Dr. Juliano Sokolicom Croatian publicist and community leader.

 

 

Cetip Social Innovation Case Studies at Simra General Assembly in Padova!

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On June 12-14 SIMRA consortium has met in Padova to present, share and further develop preliminary results of two years of work. CETIP came up with two case studies on social innovation from Central Europe and Balkan presented directly by their proposers and key stakeholders Ivo Saganic from Cres Martinsica and Maria Kozova from Catholic University in Ruzomberk, Slovakia. Both presented interesting models for survival of marginalised rural areas.

 

Vlkolinec represents Slovak cultural and natural heritage being the UNESCO locality and case A in SIMRA Register. Revival of traditional farming and agro- and ecotourism has increased chances to survival of this living reserve of folk architectureas presented by Maria Kozova. Additionally Vlkolinec  has potential as  “laboratory” for school and university students, and a place of practice-oriented workshops and summer schools.

 

Vidovici is ancient settlement on hilly island Cres, Croatia that as many others has suffered from depopulation and land degradation. Thanks to excellent leadership of Ivo Saganic and community identity Vidovici represent evidence model for survival and co-evolution of rural and modern life in marginalised area targeting at socio-ecological resilience.

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