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Stories of Inequality and Action

Publication 20 December 2017

This report covers some highlights of our work from 2014-2017, when we made a strategic decision to focus on inequalities and direct all our work to challenging it.

SI-DRIVE Policy Decleration: Social Innovation on the Rise – Challenges for a Future Innovation Policy

Publication 14 November 2017

The SI-DRIVE Policy Declaration sets a framework for unfolding the potential of social innovations within a new innovation paradigm and a new innovation policy. It’s about fostering democracy and participation, economy, digital and ecological transformation. And it’s about the capacity

Transforming Health: Shifting our health systems from illness treatment and prevention to health creation

Publication 11 July 2017

In spite of recent overall advancements in our society’s health and wellbeing, we are experiencing a crisis of major health disparities driven by growing inequalities. Experts recognize that while the NHS has much to be celebrated, its design is not

Taking the future into their own hands: Youth work and entrepreneurial learning.

Publication 2 July 2017

In the challenging times that most EU Member States are experiencing in the aftermath of the financial crisis, young people are at particular risk of being left at the margins of society. In 2016, approximately 1 in 10 young people

European Policy Brief: Social Innovation in Health and Social Care

Publication 6 May 2017

This policy brief on Social Innovation in Health and Social Care is based on results of the EC H2020 funded project Social Innovation: Driving Force of Social Change (SI-DRIVE). Highlights of this policy field are given from results of a

Health and Social Care Policy Field Summary Report

Publication 6 May 2017

Social innovation in health and social care is strongly determined by social values, culture and societal expectations. Answers to questions such as, who should pay for care? and, who deserves care? differ across contexts and come together to shape health

Humanity at Work – MONDRAGON, a social innovation ecosystem case study

Publication 5 April 2017

This research report on the MONDRAGON Corporation, the largest industrial Co-operative in the world, explores it as a social innovation ecosystem, a highly successful and competitive way of transforming people’s lives for the better through shared ownership. MONDRAGON is a

Social innovation policy in Europe: where next?

Publication 6 January 2017

The global challenges we face are resistant to conventional policy measures. Tackling issues like inequality, climate change and migration requires new thinking, new collaborations and new practices. Meanwhile, it is widely argued that to create an inclusive and cohesive society,

Social Innovation in Health and Social Care: Case Study Results

Publication 6 December 2016

Health and social care is a policy field that is ripe for social innovation because of the significant problems being faced by health systems the world over and because of the significant differences between different health and social care contexts.

Fertile Ground: Creating the conditions for social innovation to flourish in Northern Ireland

Publication 26 July 2016

Northern Ireland is in the midst of a period of intense social and economic change. We face both profound challenges and a complex web of new opportunities. This is a moment that requires creative solutions to address the greatest issues

Social Innovation Strategies – Regional Report

Publication 6 December 2015

This global report describes the situation of social innovation in various regions of the world. The regional chapters take a territorial perspective and not a policy domain perspective. To date, as far as we know there has not been a

Policy Brief: Social Innovation in Health and Social Care

Publication 6 December 2015

This policy brief appraises the state of social innovation in Health and Social Care and looks at current and future challenges and opportunities in the policy field. This document is based on the Policy Field Report for Health and Social


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