In July 2018 CETIP and Institute for Forest Ecology SAS undertaken field research of SIMRA project to ancient isolated rural settlement VIDOVICI in Adriatic Island CRES (SIMRA Case study of social innovation (NO:193).
After turbulent times over the past 5 centuries and as the response to global crises of early 20s, in particular de-population and land degradation Vidovici area is facing reconfiguration of community practices. Today this charming village located on the top of the hill with spectacular view around the Adriatic coast and in the neighbourhood of UNESCO Word heritage site is witnessing transition to sustainable rural life.
Socio-ecological resilience and co-evolution of rural and modern life is refreshing local community providing well being to old and new members. Can Vidovici serve as model for transformation of other marginalized areas in isolated islands?
Visit completed data on this interesting process and participated on series of discussions for editing English version of Vidovici story to contribute to the SIMRA evidence of social innovation in Mediteranean region. Team also met with vice-president of Primorsko-gorskokotanska county Marina Medaric to discuss next steps in expanding social innovations to enhance rural development and sustainability in the region. More information, pictures and videos from Interview with initiative leader Ivo Saganic will be available soon.