Free Online Course on ‘Social Innovation in Rural Areas’ University of Padova

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Free Online Course on ‘Social Innovation in Rural Areas’ University of Padova

Free Online Course on ‘Social Innovation in Rural Areas’ University of Padova
Free Online Course on ‘Social Innovation in Rural Areas’ University of Padova

This course on “Urban Development in Rural Areas” has been developed by the University of Padova, in collaboration with many other organizations and collaborators. Other collaborators have made an excellent contribution to developing material for the course.

On this course, you’ll discover what social innovation is, how best to promote it, and where attempts to work on creativity will be. You’ll concentrate mainly on the problems that rural communities face. It will also expose you to a variety of solutions to introducing social innovation projects when you explore the role of communities and culture in the creation of innovation. In fact, it will help you identify solutions for social investment and best practices used to handle these initiatives.

 

Details

  • Opportunity type: Fully funded
  • Opportunity: Online Course
  • Study type: Online
  • University: University of Padova
  • Study topic: Nature and Environment
  • Course provider: Future Learn
  • Duration of Course: 3 weeks
  • Gender: Male and Female
  • Availability: international
  • Deadline: No deadline

 

What you will gain

  • Develop a critical understanding of the concept of social innovation and its influence on social, economic and environmental outcomes in rural areas
  • Improve awareness of the multiple applications of rural social innovation to support social well-being
  • Develop competences for identifying, categorizing, and analyzing cases of social innovation in Europe and non-European Mediterranean countries
  • Assess social innovation through innovative techniques of evaluation
  • Compare the policy contexts for social innovation in rural areas and their role in stimulating or constraining its development
  • Classify factors that affect the development of social innovation in rural areas
  • Explore a range of tools and methods to better support social innovation
  • Identify diverse roles of communities and civil society in the development of social innovation initiatives

 

Course content

  1. Introduction to Social Innovation
  2. Characteristics of social innovation in rural areas
  3. Social innovation in rural areas in practice
  4. Good practices and adaptive management in social innovation projects
  5. Methods to evaluate social innovation in rural areas
  6. Policy needs and policies for supporting social innovation in rural areas

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