Past Events

Online event: European Day of Sustainable Communities

17 September 2018

11.00 - 14.00

Online event

On Monday the 17th September at 11am BST / 12:00 CEST, join The Young Foundation, The Eden Project and ECOLISE to chat about the European Day of Sustainable Communities and the importance of sustainable and local communities taking action for a better, more sustainable world. If you want to share your own experience and work or want to learn about the European Day... Find out more

The Great Get Together picnic, Bethnal Green

24 June 2018

12:30 - 15:00

Weavers Adventure Playground, Viaduct Street, E2 0BH

In celebration of Jo Cox’s belief that “We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us,” come along to our Great Get Together picnic at Weavers Adventure Playground, Bethnal Green.

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Innovation, Employment & Wages Workshop: Implications for policy & practice

5 June 2018

11:00 - 16:00

The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square, London, E2 9PF

Following pivotal ESRC funded research by Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU): University of Sussex, on Technical Change, Employment and Inequality, The Young Foundation, in collaboration with SPRU, is hosting a policy workshop to explore implications of these findings on policy and practice.

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SIC webinar: Supporting communities’ voices: the power of ethnographic, participatory and peer research

8 May 2018

11:00 - 12:00

Online webinar

Join The Young Foundation and Ideas for Change for an informal introduction to ethnographic, participatory and peer research methods and share your experiences and stories of ways to support communities’ voices. If you want to share your own experience or are looking for new ways to engage with the people you work with that aren’t top... Find out more

Using Social Innovation Policy Approaches to Help Cities and Regions Realise the Potential of the European Pillar of Social Rights

16 April 2018

09:30 - 17:00

rue Belliard 99-101, B-1000 Brussels (room JDE52)

Cities and regions are among the most fertile contexts for social innovation and experimentation. Many important themes such as collaborative citizenship and collaborative institutions, smart and participatory planning and budgeting have all converged at the city and regional level. Furthermore, cities and regions in Europe have been actively looking for new ways to engage and work... Find out more

In conversation-James Bloodworth ‘Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain’

16 April 2018 - 16 May 2018

9:00 - 10:30

The Young Foundation

   The Young Foundation is opening its doors to author and journalist, James Bloodworth to discuss his new book ‘Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain’. In conversation with our CEO, Helen Goulden, we’ll hear about his experiences living and working across Britain, working in a range of low-paid, insecure jobs and discovering the anxieties... Find out more

Experimentation relay

SIC Social Learning Relay #2: Experimentation

15 March 2018 - 29 April 2018


An innovative learning opportunity organised by SIC, the Social Innovation Relay combines a full day training on experimentation, with an online learning ‘relay’ (‘the act of passing something along’) consisting of four rounds of one week, in which participants crowdsource input for each others learning questions.

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