Tag Archives: Social Innovation Europe

The Flickering Light of Social Innovation

Without doubt one of the most exciting areas of innovation, social innovation, that is developing initiatives that are attempting to tackle the real societal issues, has had a very tough time in the last year or so. The need for … Continue reading

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My hope for the ongoing EU Social Innovation debate

The adoption of social innovation had a launch event for the Social Innovation Europe initiative in Brussels earlier this year in March, 2011. (http://bit.ly/eJ09d5 ). This event ‘kick started’ the discussions in a first attempt to put a face on … Continue reading

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Social Innovation Europe, 2014

The aim is by 2014, Social Innovation Europe will have become the meeting place – virtual and real – for social innovators, entrepreneurs, non-profit organisations, policy makers and anyone else who is inspired by social innovation in Europe. This can … Continue reading

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SIX- Social Innovation eXchange

SIX- Social Innovation eXchange (www.socialinnovationexchange.org/) This is a very global meeting place for the social innovation community. SIX is a global community of over 1000 individuals and organisations – including small NGOs and global firms, public agencies and academics – … Continue reading

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The next big challenges lie in Societal issues.

I think the recent global economic crisis has raised society issues far more. Social innovation will begin to move from the margins to the mainstream to tackle a range of these society challenges. It will inevitably need more structural support; it certainly … Continue reading

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Breaking free in turbulent times and seeing with new eyes.

I recalled an article by Ingar Skaug, the board chairman of the Center for Creative Leadership when he wrote this, back in 2007. It has, for different reasons, kept in my mind and I have just come across it again … Continue reading

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A new movement on Social Innovation in Europe

Recently I became a member of http://www.socialinnovationeurope.eu . I certainly  feel this is going to offer something exciting and vibrant. It is a growing community of thinkers, creators and innovators with the knowledge and skills to change the way we … Continue reading

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Distinct differences about societal innovation at EU policy level

One of my major concerns at present coming from the decision to place social innovation within the same EU commission is they ‘house’ innovation activity under one overarching innovation remit to achieve some ‘synergy’ but it has its dangers also, … Continue reading

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The different voices that do lie within our society.

The riots of the past few days in the United Kingdom have shaken the majority of us. Some have spoken about knowing something like this was likely to happen, while most have just been simply shocked, taken by complete surprise … Continue reading

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Societal innovation is coming of age in Europe

“Social innovation is about new ideas that work to address pressing unmet society needs” The shifts taking place in Europe The competitiveness and challenges that Europe faces in the next ten years are significant. Innovation has been placed at the heart … Continue reading

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