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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

Social Innovation in Slovakia, Part 2: Success Stories

Date: August 20 2013

Posted by: Daniela Olejarova

In my last post, I looked at the context for social innovation in Slovakia. Now I’d like to focus on those projects and organisations that have struggled through a less than welcoming environment to become recognised for their work at national or international levels. Professional Foster Care Professional Foster Care (PFC) started as the dream... Find out more

Social Innovation in Slovakia, Part 1: The Context

Date: August 19 2013

Posted by: Daniela Olejarova

Daniela Olejarova is an experienced social innovator from Slovakia, with a speciality in organizational and community development. She is currently in residence at The Young Foundation. We’ve asked her to share her thoughts on social innovation in Slovakia. In this first post, Daniela lays out the Slovakian context, and explores why social innovation hasn’t caught... Find out more