Presentation on theme: "What is the meaning of social innovation in Tuscany? Enrico ROSSI, president of the Tuscany region and Rapporteur for the CoR Opinion on the EU Program."— Presentation transcript:
What is the meaning of social innovation in Tuscany? Enrico ROSSI, president of the Tuscany region and Rapporteur for the CoR Opinion on the EU Program for Social Change and Innovation
Social Innovation: what is all about? Synergies between economic development and social cohesion Welfare policies and social rights may deliver economic development
Social Innovation Individuals, enterprises, territories; Not just initiatives fulfilling social needs, but the capability to build context capacities; An interdisciplinary process leading to new pubblic/common goods&services; Transformation of institutional mechanisms of production and distribution of incomes and services. An attempt to combine Intelligence and Capabilities!!!
Rethinking Welfare state policies Global crisis challenges traditional welfare state policies. Social Innovation is the key for reinventing welfare policies What we need: New solution to new problems, Integrated territory governance, Cooperation between public and private sector, Engage people in solving community problems
Focus on the target: youth as resource for our future Italy has the third rate in Europe of NEET among its young citizens. This is a matter of many different instruments to enhance autonomy among the young population.
Organizational innovation Strategic innovation Governance and participative innovation Giovanisi is a strategic and organizing process, an integrated action system and a tool box of instruments for the autonomy of youth. It is carried out through: Information, trading and cultural development Direct discussion and participation of youth a 365 ml euro budget for grants and opportunities
Governance and participative innovation Organizational innovation Strategic innovation Giovanisìis a process, not only a number of actions and grants. It is a systematic innovation, operating in a wide through context. The focus of such a context is autonomy of youth. On-going discussion and relationship with target groups, youth and all other subjects that are in contact with them (private sector, local government, University...) Tools: -a permanent workshop with 60 young persons representing the main associations in Tuscany, -21 infopoints all around the region and runned by young people -a round permanent table for the youth issues of the Third Sector involving a great number of young people in Tuscany Focus on youth switches from vertical approach to a horizontal one (5 regional ministry and the Presidency are up to know involved in the project). Actions may change during the monitoring process due to the proposals coming from youth and other subjects involved. That will change the tools and calls Youth policies are focus on autonomy. A vision wide approach to the process for people to achieve welfare and indipendence, not a just a generation condition.
Foundation of Partecipation: cooperation among private and public sectors I project to enable families and persone with handicap to build a future of stability and wellnes. Communities, private and pubblic working together for a more inclusive society
Social innovation in a community with intensive immigration: Prato Project for emersion of black labour in Prato's chinese community. Economic development & social cohesion Progress
Programme for Social Change and Innovation Two main recomandations: 1. coherence with Cohesion Funds (FES and FESR); 2. more funds devoted to social innovation on young population.
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