The most needed social innovations of the 21st century

Date: 30. November 2009 - 1. December 2009

On November 30th, 2009, a public debate took place - in English language - at the University of Vienna. The event was organised by ZSI in the framework of a two-day working visit of scholars on social innovation from Australia, Europe and USA.

The overall purpose of inviting them was to instigate direct personal communication concerning approaches to concepts of social innovations, to reflect experiences pertaining working for social innovation development and implementation, and to consider avenues towards forming a global resource network for social innovation.

The panel included:

Welcome address:

Rudolf Richter, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna


Sabine Herlitschka, Director of European and International Programmes, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), Vienna


Josef Hochgerner, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Vienna
Maria Carmen Lemos, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Brenton Caffin, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), Adelaide
Hans-Werner Franz, University of Technology – Social Innovation Ltd., Dortmund
Louise Pulford, The Young Foundation – Social Innovation eXchange (SIX), London
Pierre Valette, European Commission – Directorate Science, Economy, Society, Brussels

Type: Event organised by ZSI

Organizer: ZSI

Location: Wien


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