Parallel sessions - 15 June 2022 SOCIAL INNOVATION

Session 5 – Meeting of the SOCIAL INNOVATION Working Group

Social Innovation: agriculture welcomes the autism – a transferable best practice from Marche Region

Objectives: to present/develop a scientific process innovation pattern implemented by accompanying farms that welcome people with autism with coordination, monitoring and evaluation activities carried out by universities and research centres.

Narrative: This experimental project is involving Marche Region, local authorities, social services, health (Adult Autism Research Centre), agricultural enterprises participating in the pilot project, universities (Faculty of Agriculture and Economics). The added value: to offer an innovative process model as a stable and sustainable qualified solution for hosting and employing autistic people and to build an innovative social farming ecosystem with the participation of multiple stakeholders.

11:30 – 11:45 Journey into social agriculture in the Marche Region: a new paradigm of agricultural production – Representatives of Agricultural Service Marche Region – Egea Latini

11:45 – 12:00 Social agriculture, a virtuous example of collaboration between departments of the Marche Region – Representatives of Social Services Marche Region – Maria Elena Tartari on line;

12:00 – 12:20 The project: socio-working inclusion and building collaborative networks. University scientific referee – (Polytechnic University of Marche – Research Centre on Integration in Social and Health Services) – Carla Moretti;

12:20 – 12:40 “The Life Project for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: work inclusion opportunities in a farming environment” – ASUR referee (Adult Autism Research Centre) – Vinicio Alessandroni

12:40 – 13:00 Farms participating in the experimental project: Azienda Vallesina BIO di Andrea Laudazi (Monsano – AN) – OPENHOUSE di Valentina Sorce (Fano – PU)

13:00 – 13:20 Social Innovation Experiences in agriculture from other Regions – Implentation of measure

16.9 – RDP 2014/2020 – in Campania Region – Lucia Coletta

13:20 – 13:30 Conclusions

Moderator: Carla Moretti.

Additional Info:

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