CES finishes the analysis on the trends of social innovation.
  • 03 December 2020

CES finishes the analysis on the trends of social innovation.

The Atlantic Social Lab has recently made available a set of three documents: a study on social innovation and the pandemic; a report on the trends of social innovation; and four thematic leaflets. These documents are the results of the work done in the project since 2018, reflecting some of the main conclusions that the team reached. They are now published with the aim of being a tool for the people interested in the topic of social innovation, providing clues to implement ideas and innovative approaches, thus favouring the theorical and practical appropriation of this notion.

The study Social innovation in a world of multiple-transitions is the result of a joint reflection between Manuel Laranja, Professor at the ISEG-University of Lisbon, and Hugo Pinto, responsible for the ASL project on behalf of CES. Realised in the context of the Atlantic Observatory for Social Innovation, the study focuses on the role of social innovation in the transition towards a more sustainable and equal society in the post-pandemic world. Identifying various relevant initiatives in different countries of the world, the analysis suggests social innovation as the answer to the deep changes prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The report entitled Trends on social innovation: perspectives from four domains was developed from the experiences of the ASL project pilot actions and work groups and it centres on the identification of trends in the project thematic areas. This document presents the experience of the implementation of the pilot actions in the ASL as a demonstration of the use of social innovation in the context of public, private and third sector organisations to deal with emerging social problems and stimulate the improvement of the standards of living.

Finally, four thematic leaflets were produced, according to the domains of the project: i) social innovation and welfare services, ii) social innovation and public active engagement, iii) green inclusive economy, and iv) social economy and social responsibility in the private sector. They are summary documents for online distribution, with fundamental information on the pilot actions and trends identified in the four thematic areas of the project.

The Atlantic Social Lab, led by the Municipality of Avilés (Spain), is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG Atlantic Area Cooperation Program, under the reference EAPA_246 / 2016.