At early stage, RURALITIES builds the ‘RURALITIES Augmented Knowledge Alliance’ materialised by a community of practice of 10.000+ individuals and experts of RURNex actors worldwide and 1.000+ facilitators, convened by a shared vision and responsibility via Memorandum of Understanding and the ‘RURALITIES observatory’ of rural innovation hosted by a digital platform yet to be identified.
To ensure the achievement of this number of individuals and experts, RURALITIES identifies rural people from the project’s SIMSES who are understood as “influential”. The assistance of local recognised and influential individuals (influencers), who can come from a vast number of socio-economic background spanning from community leaders, farmers , entrepreneurs, to mayors or local governing agents, and more globally by all individuals in all targeted SIMSES, is of significant importance to succeed in this engagement.
RURALITIES implements a quadruple helix approach involving the collaboration among four key stakeholders – academia, government, industry, and civil society – to promote innovation and development in six targeted SIMSES.
In particular, RURALITIES bring together farmers, local businesses, community organisations, academic institutions, and government agencies to collaborate and contribute to rural innovation and development, especially via:
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation program under grant agreement no 101060876.