Members of the InnoSi consortium and other top experts from around Europe in the area of social investment will participate in a two-day International Workshop on Social Investment at the University of Bologna on the October 6-7, 2016. The Workshop is a mid-term Conference where members of the InnoSi consortium and other top experts from around Europe in the area of social investment will present the latest research on the social investment paradigm.
The Worskshop will include presentations of the latest research on the social investment paradigm and round table discussions with leading academics and practitioners. You can download the programme of the Workshop on the right hand side column.
InnoSI (Innovative Social Investment: Strengthening communities in Europe) is a three-year European research program founded under the EU2020 Research framework. Its main focus is to find out robust social investment strategies which can deal with emerging socio-economic challenges and the aftershocks of the 2008 economic crisis. The research will identify innovative approaches to social investment at national and regional levels across the 28 Member States with in-depth case study evaluations taking place in 10 Member States.
Within the program of research special attention is paid to the legal and regulatory frameworks required for innovation in social welfare policy and different approaches to funding social welfare policy including the potential role for third sector and private sector organisations. InnoSI’s overall approach is based on its distinct understanding of social investment which recognises:
- the importance of regional context in social investment policy;
- the role for social innovation in social investment;
- the need to recognise and measure social as well as economic value when evaluating policies; and
- how beneficiaries experiences of social investment policies play help shape civic identities in Europe.