Vienna Declaration 2011 out now!

21. Nov 2011

The most relevant topics in social innovation research

Vienna Declaration: The most relevant topics in social innovation research

“For most of human history, reality was nature…Then reality became technics, tools, and things made be men…

Now reality is primarily the social world experienced through the reciprocal consciousness of self and others.”

Daniel Bell, The Coming of Post-Industrial Society (1973)


In response to major societal challenges the Europe 2020 strategy sets measurable targets such as Employment of 75% of the workforce, investment of 3% of the EU GDP in Research, Development and Innovation (RDI), adapting to the challenges of Climate Change (20% less greenhouse gas emissions, 20% increase in energy efficiency, 20% of energy from renewable resources), reducing school drop-out rates below 10% and enabling 40% of age cohorts to complete third level Education, and reducing the number of people in or at risk of Poverty and Social Exclusion by 20 million....

Please find the complete document on the website of the conference

Tags: European Research Area, social innovation, social sciences