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Social Innovation Ecosystems

Social Innovation Ecosystems

Date: 24. - 27. September 2018

Section: Work and Equal Opportunities

The Summer School is organised in the framework of the Social Innovation Community project.

The economic, demographic, social, and environmental, long-term challenges in Hungary and beyond are putting into question many of the assumptions that have thus far underpinned public services and established welfare systems, posing new challenges for cities and territories. Moreover, cities are struggling with diminishing public resources. They need to experiment with innovative approaches to address major social challenges, while also catering to their inclusive character. Moving away from traditional governance models, a growing number of cities are developing new approaches to both identify local issues and find solutions, engaging citizens not only in consultation but also in co-design and co-production. Given this context, there is a strong rationale for building a Summer School in Budapest to support a process of diffusion of this new culture to help policy makers, intermediaries, innovators and citizens: i) understand the potentialities and the outputs/outcomes of SI; ii) capture effective business models underpinning SI and balancing social value with economic sustainability; iii) co-create strategies for replication and scalability.

Type: Collaborative event (ZSI as co-organiser)

Organizer: SIC, ESSI, IFKA

Location: Budapest, Hungary

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