In the SIMRA project we aim to advance understanding of social innovation and innovative governance in agriculture, forestry and rural development, and how to boost them, in marginalised rural areas across Europe and around the Mediterranean, including non-EU countries.

Social innovation refers to "the reconfiguring of social practices, in response to societal challenges, which seeks to enhance outcomes on societal well-being and necessarily includes the engagement of civil society actors".

If you are aware of an example of social innovation being developed in a marginalised rural area (e.g. in mountain, arid, island or sparsely populated area), please let us know a bit more about it by answering the following questions. You can leave questions blank where the answers are not known. We are grateful for any information you can provide.

This questionnaire is managed by the SIMRA team at Perth College-UHI as part of the SIMRA project funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovative programme under grant agreement No 677622.  Further information about the project can be found at

Completing this questionnaire is completely voluntary. You will be asked to provide some contact details but you are free not to complete these. Your answers will be sent to a link at where data will be stored in a password protected electronic format. Survey data is stored on servers located at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. All survey responses and communications are collected and sent over encrypted connections. Information about the BOS Security can be found at

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