Social Innovation in Marginalised 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 to advance understanding of social innovation and innovative governance in agriculture, forestry and rural development, and how to boost them, particularly in marginalised rural areas across Europe, with a focus on the Mediterranean region (including non-EU) where there is limited evidence of outcomes and supporting conditions.

Two very important documents were prepared within the project:

•     Policy Summaries “How can policies contribute to social innovation in rural areas” 
•     A practical guide to Social Innovation 

•    More information about the project itself and the available materials can be found at: