Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA) - Final Conference
In February, Alan Robertson (the SRN Network Manager) attended the final conference of the Horizon 2020 project “Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas” (SIMRA). Of course, this was before the impact of COVID-19 and our intention to update readers about the event was quickly overtaken by the need to switch to COVID-19 response messaging and support including establishment of the SRN COVID-19 hub. Nine months down the line we thought it would be an opportune time to revisit the event and share outputs from the conference.
Since starting in 2016, the Horizon 2020 project has been at the forefront of promoting the contribution of social innovation to social, economic and environmental development in disadvantaged rural areas. As a transdisciplinary research project, SIMRA has managed to address numerous facets such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, etc.