One of the major objectives aiming at the socio-economic development of the European Union is based on the concept of knowledge-based development. To this end, The European Commission lays a special stress on the management knowledge management components, in matters of community financing. Special attention is paid to actions involving scientific research, rational data structuring, scientific innovation, participatory innovation, and knowledge transfer, and also to the knowledge communities built up by the actors and agents of the socio-economic systems that are particular to the European communities.
Accordingly, the main challenges of the projects funded by the European Commission are as follows: access to practical knowledge within the socio-economic systems, identifying issues in a system starting from the experience of the stakeholders, and turning these stakeholders into actors and agents of knowledge within a system.
In this context, we participated in the national conference Vectors of Rural Development in the North-Eastern Region of Romania, Sustainable Agro-food Systems, and presented a model of good practices in terms of collaboration and co-interest of the stakeholders in the agrifood systems from the North-East Development Region of Romania. The methodology engaged here is based on a systemic approach, namely a model of quadruple helix collaboration and knowledge management focused on the mutual endeavor of identifying specific issues and possible solutions.
This was a public presentation in the National Conference, Vectors of rural development in the North-Eastern Region of Romania, Sustainable agro-food systems, Iasi, Romania 12th of October 2023, organized by Rural Economy Collective of the Economic and Social Research Institute “Gh. Zane” Iași and Institute of Agrarian Economics, Bucharest.
The research for this presentation was made in the project Cities2030, and it summarizes the methodology developed within the deliverable D3.3 Systems Thinking Methodology (Authors: Tuula Löytty, Codrin Dinu Vasiliu, Ioan Sebastian Brumă, Lucian Tanasă, Mark Koetse, Justine Vanhalst, Kyriakos E. Georgiou, Edna Yamasaki, Demet Osmancelebioglu, Bruno da Silva, Sebastian Doboș, Kalle Karlsson – Reference: Löytty, T.; Dinu Vasiliu, C.; Brumă, I. S.; Tanasă, L.; Koetse, M.; Vanhalst, J.; Georgiou, K. E.; Yamasaki, E.; Osmancelebioglu, D.; SiIva, B.; Doboș, S.; Karlsson, K. CITIES2030 – D3.3 Systems Thinking Methodology; 2021).