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1 Social Innovation 21 May 2012 Henriette van Eijl and Liesbet de Letter

2 Definition of social innovation: Brussels Social innovations are innovations that are social in both their ends and their means Workplace innovation, new social partnerships, engage end-users as co-creators Innovate the social

3 Drivers for social innovation: creating growth and jobs Emerging markets for unmet social needs Existing markets do not always match supply and demand in societal challenges Drive global competitiveness through better organisations and working conditions

4 Social innovation: creates growth and jobs Innovate the social: Increase social outcomes: inclusion, education, cities, rural, aging Create job opportunities for companies and social economy Partnerships with public sector to deliver services Innovate the workplace: Increase productivity, focus on manufacturing, SMEs and public sector Keep manufacturing jobs in the EU Improve public services

5 Drivers for social innovation: creating growth and jobs Innovate the social: Actions: -Set up Social Innovation Europe Initiative in 2011 -March 2012 workshop on incubating = growing -Social Business Initiative, microcredit, entrepreneurship -Promote piloting and social experimentation Innovate the workplace: Actions: -Exchange know-how and data on activities -Workshop on 30 May 2012 -Forward look: use best mix of innovation, industry, regional and employment policies

6 Mixed ERDF and ESF example Urban regeneration in NRW LAPs in 55 municipalities, so large scale network+ very localised Social and economic aspects, special focus on specific groups and very local needs, cohesion in and between neighbourhoods Co-designing with inhabitants, local partners, etc.

7 ERDF example eHealth in Itä Suomi Link the technology to the people Cooperation between all services Adressing real social needs of the ageing population

8 ESF example The Digital Activists Inclusion Network Innovative Services to target groups by disadvantaged people of similar social background Social ends Social inclusion, employability Social means Local volunteers, personal interactions

9 The Guide What is SI Why should regions have a look: trends, needs, challenges & opportunities SFs and already existing examples How can regions make it happen: 10 step model When: very soon…

10 Social innovation in the ERDF Article 5 (investment priority on innovation) not just technological innovation! social innovation as a new innovation avenue to explore (+open innovation, etc.) Article 9c (investment priority on social inclusion and combat poverty) social enterprises

11 Social innovation in the ESF "Shall" Within all areas under ESF scope Testing and scaling up Possibility of specific PA 10% top up Themes for social innovation by MS COM: facilitator

12 EU added value: mobilise EU brainpower for solving local issues, networking and up-scaling EU-level activities (for all types of social innovation): Social Innovation Europe: FP7 and Horizon2020 Social Business Initiative Regiostars 2013 special category Help shape actions funded by Cohesion Fund Active DGs: BEPA, EAC, EMPL, ENTR, INFSO, MARKT, REGIO, RTD, and still growing!

13 Upcoming events: Conference on social economy and civil society at large, EP, 14 May Workshop on workplace innovation, 30 May Regiostars Award Ceremony, 14 June EUCLID/ Social Innovation Europe event, September Open Days workshops, October Launch of European Social Innovation Competition, autumn 2012

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