Back in 2016, the University of Gloucestershire won a bid to be part of a jointly funded £3.16 million National Lottery /European Social Fund Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project known as GEM (Going the Extra Mile). This inclusive employment project was set up with the aim of engaging with and supporting individuals experiencing barriers to work due to a range of circumstances, and moving them closer to education, training or employment.
Jane Mills led a team of researchers from CCRI and the University of Exeter in developing a set of indicators that will be used by Defra and Natural England to assess engagement and social outcomes associated with agri-environment schemes.
Late last week, we received the fantastic news that a further two articles had been accepted for publication – making a total of five in as many days!
The “Changing Treescapes” (TREESCAPES) project, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council launches on 1st February 2020. Find out more about this exciting new project which is being led by Julie Urquhart.
CCRI Professor of Social Economy, Paul Courtney has been invited to guest edit a Special Issue of the journal ‘Sustainability’. The theme of the Special Issue will be ‘Fostering Inclusivity in Rural Economic Development’ and manuscripts are now being accepted for consideration.
Since April 2019, a team from CCRI have been working with colleagues from the University of Newcastle on a Defra commissioned project about how commercial fishers and sea anglers engage with marine management and science in England. Project leader, Matt Reed has provided an update on this project which has had extensive public involvement.
The CCRI was pleased to welcome Bárbara Soriano and Dr Vera Ventura during the summer months.
The EU funded SURE-Farm project has published a policy brief which outlines why a broader view of resilience is needed to ensure a sustainable agricultural sector in the longer term.
Media coverage for University of Gloucestershire researchers explore the resilience of UK arable farming
More than 125 people attended CCRI’s ‘Growing the Future’ Rural Policy workshop held at the University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester on Thursday, 29th March, 2018.