Social Innovation Summer School

Do you want to follow top-class lectures on the topics of municipalities and cultural change, the role of intermediaries on urban social innovation and development of urban social innovation ecosystems? Are you looking for good practice examples and break-out sessions where you have the opportunity to discuss experiences and develop solutions? If so, we gladly invite you to the SIC European School of Social Innovation 2016.

From 19 till 23 September, the fourth edition of the European Social Innovation Week 2016 will take place: a week full of inspiring sessions and exciting meetings on Social Innovation. Citizens, entrepreneurs, business people, stakeholders in government, educational institutions and scientists will work together through new collaborations. The aim is to develop new products and services, in consultation with the actual user, and to share knowledge, exchange experiences and develop new ideas.

The summer school, taking place during the Social Innovation Week, is organized under the umbrella of the ‘Social Innovation Community’ project (SIC) in collaboration with Tilburg University and the European School for Social Innovation (ESSI). SIC is a Horizon 2020 project, which aims to create a network of networks in the field of Social Innovation. Funded by the European Commission and run by a consortium of 12 leading organizations across Europe, SIC will engage, strengthen and connect existing social innovation networks including public sector innovators, digital social innovators, intermediaries, social economy actors and more.

The Summer School consists of four consecutive days with distinctive themes:

  • municipalities and cultural change (20 September)
  • the role of intermediaries on Urban SI scaling-up (21 September)
  • developing Urban SI ecosystems (22 September)
  • Social Innovation Community governance (23 September).

The mornings are open to a larger audience and will consist of lectures, case studies and discussions. In the afternoon participants will work on social innovation challenges in thematic groups, finding solutions for unemployment and economic systems; diversity, ageing and inclusion; and environment and climate change.

Are you a decision maker, municipality representative, social entrepreneur, researcher or student with an interest in social innovations? Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and subscribe to the Social Innovation Summer School! Participation is free of charge, but online registration is required.

Do you need more information? Read the the SIC Summer School invitation. And do you want to know more about the European Social Innovation Week? Visit the website or contact Mirjam Smulders or Maartje Pinxteren for further details.