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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 Renaissance: Launch of Turin social accelerator

Date: March 11 2015

Posted by: Alice Sachrajda

This is an opportunity to turn the City of Turin in a laboratory for transformation addressing economic, social and democratic challenges through a system approach. It’s for the benefit of the city, but also an inspiration for Italy and the rest of Europe. Why Turin? Because this city is the mirror of our time: its... Find out more

Norway: Welfare for Innovation

Date: February 10 2015

Posted by: Alice Sachrajda

“2015 is the tipping point for Norway. ‎The fall of oil price combined with the recognition that climate change is going to affect the oil industry – the main source of revenue of the country – is forcing us to fundamentally reconsider our growth strategy”. This was the opening line of Per Koch, senior advisor... Find out more

Social innovation and the challenge of democracy in Europe

Date: December 11 2014

Posted by: Filippo Addarii

What’s going on in Paris? This year over four thousand Parisians have been consulted on how to allocate twenty million Euros across fifteen projects that aim to improve the quality of life in the French capital. Anne Hidalgo, who was elected as the Mayor of Paris in April 2014, has introduced a participatory budget process... Find out more

Finding a viable alternative to payday loans

Date: November 17 2014

Posted by: Victoria Boelman

 

For a large swathe of the Welsh population on low incomes, the economic recovery could be marred by an historic overhang of debt. Overall UK consumer debt trebled in value from 1993 to 2013 reaching £158 billion. This has left many in poverty facing high debt repayments and uncertainty as interest rates are set to start... Find out more

A revolutionary approach to solving urban challenges

Date: May 15 2014

Posted by: Victoria Boelman

The Young Foundation is working with  Innovate York on  GeniUS! Open  – an approach which aims to  revolutionise the way citizens and local organisations can propose ideas to solve social, economic and environmental problems in their city.   GeniUS! was developed by Science City York  and City of York Council.  It  is now being piloted  with... Find out more

Societal entrepreneurship: An agenda to reinvent Europe

Date: February 01 2014

Posted by: Filippo Addarii, Indy Johar

Climate change, credit crunch, political disenfranchisement, youth unemployment, ageing society, mass migration, even the German energiewende – the policy to phase out nuclear energy – are all manifestations of global change and show the inadequacy of our current institutions to deal with the transformation. This is our small world crisis. This is the cause of the crisis... Find out more