|Social Innovation in Marginalized Rural Areas
The aim of this practice guide is to provide you with a basic overview of social innovation and who engages in it. And why it is important to achieve social change for your community. To help you understand how to react to your “prompt for change”, we present a number of short case studies from around Europe and the Mediterranean region to illustrate social innovation in action. The aim in presenting these is to take you from “prompt for change” to “trigger for action” as we illustrate the common threads of how people in communities come together and solve a social problem, which has not been resolved by governments or markets. In doing so, it illustrates the creativity, dynamism, and life force amongst community members and voluntary sector organizations in funding permanent and generating suitable solutions to address marginalisation.