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IRS launches European Training Network to tackle social and economic problems of rural regions

September 2016 The Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in Erkner near Berlin has successfully applied for a research and training network in the highly competetive „Marie-Skłodowska-Curie“ programme of the European Union. Twelve research institutes and social enterprises from seven European countries, coordinated by the IRS, will offer a structured doctoral training…

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Stevia Hellas

Stevia Hellas Coop (Stevia Hellas – Lamia / Greece) was established in the city of Lamia in 2012 in the predominantly rural prefecture of Phthiotis. Its members are growers coming from Central Greece. Currently, the cooperative includes 135 members. Stevia Hellas is growing stevia plants and produces stevia sugar for the consumers with the collaboration…

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Social Impact

The non-profit Social Impact GmbH (SI – Berlin / Germany), formerly iq consult, is an agency for social innovation since 1994. SI develops projects in the areas of social and youth entrepreneurship, European networking and regional development, and uses its expertise and network to support dissemination and development of social innovations. Contact: Norbert Kunz

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Otelo eGen

OTELO (Otelo – Vochdorf / Austria) is empowering and vitalizing the citizen base to enrich the life quality of people living in rural areas. OTELO as a whole is essentially a network of “open technology laboratories”, spaces designed for and by people to experiment, collaborate, communicate, and exchange with other community members on topics they…

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