Maria de Fátima Ferreiro
Cities and Territories
Social Enterpreneurship in Structurally Weak Rural Regions: Analysing Innovative Troubleshooters in Action
The main goal of RurAction is the characterization of social entrepreneurship in structurally weak rural regions in six European countries (Germany, Austria, Denmark, Greece, Poland, and Portugal). It is a Marie-Curie project with the coordination of the Leibniz Institute (Germany) envolving the exchange and PhD of early stage researchers. The research on social entrepreneurship in different rural territories considers diverse analitical dimensions, namely: i) characterization of structurally weak rural regions; ii) the role of networks in social inovation and entrepreneuship dynamics; iii) forms os social innovation, its dissemination and impact. Besides universities, the project integrates also local development associations where stages take place. In Portugal Baixo Alentejo is the weak strucutural region and ADCMoura is the asociation of local development that will receive the early stage researchers of several countries.