SIMRA, the Horizon 2020 project “Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas” has been at the forefront in promoting the contribution of social innovation to social, economic and environmental development in disadvantaged rural areas since 2016.
The final two-day event of the project “From the implementation of local initiatives to the integration into public policies” was organised in Brussels on 19 & 20 February 2020.
Day 1 was the final conference, to present the project’s main findings and discuss their policy implications at all levels (EU, national, regional and local), and with regard to the legislative reforms still in discussion for the next EU programming period 2021-2027. On Day 2, it was followed by a workshop during which participants had the opportunity to learn how to use the tools developed by SIMRA to support the implementation of social innovations, to evaluate social innovations in rural areas and to discuss policy-making bottlenecks and enablers in the field of social innovation.
For the report of the final conference (Day 1) and of the workshop on policies (Day 2) click below.