4. Social innovation and community resource management


  • Full Title

    Social innovation and community resource management

  • Scheduled

    Thursday, 2022-09-15
    08:15 - 9:45; 10:15 - 11:45

  • Moderated by

    Cecilia Turin, Fernando Ruiz Peyré

  • Scientific Committee Teams involved

    Rural Sociology

  • Type



The management of natural resources plays a crucial role in the ongoing socio-ecological transformation of mountain communities. In mountain areas, community management of resources (e.g. use of pastures in transhumance, use of water for irrigation etc.) has a long tradition. However, the current challenges for resource use (e.g. water, minerals, space for sports and recreational use, cultural and natural heritage designations) involve new stakeholders and need to be actively addressed with new, innovative ideas.

The aim of this workshop is to discuss and compare current and innovative solutions to tackle the challenges faced in mountain areas with an inter- and transdisciplinary perspective.



Part 1 – 8:15-9:45

– Introduction

– Short Input: “Social Innovation for social ecological transformation”. Kerstin Koop (Université Grenoble Alpes)

– Short Discussion

– Summary FS (5-10 minutes each)

Part 2 – 10:15-11:45

– Summary FS (5-10 minutes each)

– Open discussion

– Final reflection

Assigned Focus Sessions

ID13: Common Land And Resources in Global Mountains: Challenges in Coexistence

Focus Sessions

ID18: Effects of digitalisation on participatory governance

Focus Sessions

ID41: Mountain huts: a lab to observe mountain transitions

Focus Sessions

ID50: Past, Recent and Future Changes in Mountain Transhumance

Focus Sessions

ID70: The impact of migration for rural and mountainous wellbeing

Focus Sessions

ID74: Transdisciplinary approaches for the future of mountain transhumance, forestry, and livelihoods

Focus Sessions

ID77: UNESCO MAB World Network of Mountain Biosphere Reserves

Focus Sessions
6. Mountain food regimes, global challenges and local answers
2. The blue gold rush – water management and related power structures