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2604, 2016

The state of the art of Social Investment

April 26th, 2016|reports|Comments Off on The state of the art of Social Investment

A provisional overview of public policy according to ‘social investment’ from an institutional perspective
Editors
Stephen J. Barnett (EUCLID Network), Dr. Gavin Bailey and Prof. Chris Fox (Manchester Metropolitan University)

This report is a snapshot of the state of play in 2015 of the ways in which welfare states are moving towards social investment approaches and the extent […]

804, 2016

Social Innovation Policies Involving Social Economy Organizations

April 8th, 2016|reports|Comments Off on Social Innovation Policies Involving Social Economy Organizations

Survey Evidence from European Countries
by Andrea Bassi, Giulio Ecchia and Alice Guerra
In this paper, we investigate significant social innovation policies (related to the concept of social investment) involving the role of Social Economy organizations, and we discuss some relevant national and regional social innovation experiences by relying upon the current national and international literature, reports […]

504, 2016

Labour Market Participation for Dutch women

April 5th, 2016|blog|Comments Off on Labour Market Participation for Dutch women

The evolutional path to equality
by Eva Hijmans, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

 

According to the reform program 2014 of the Ministry of Economic affairs in The Netherlands: “labour market  participation of women in the Netherlands is among the highest in Europe (71.9% as compared to 62.3% in the EU-28). At the same time, the majority of […]

2103, 2016

1+1=3: A society is only as strong as its weakest link

March 21st, 2016|blog|Comments Off on 1+1=3: A society is only as strong as its weakest link

by Heidi Sandberg

Forum – idéburna organisationer med social inriktning

A society is only as strong as its weakest link. That is probably true. But equally true is that a society that turns every relationship into economic transactions, will become both weak and poor, and a chilly place to live in.

In Sweden, as elsewhere in Europe, we […]

1503, 2016

Social Investment: Quiet Revolution or Shaken Welfare Capitalism?

March 15th, 2016|reports|Comments Off on Social Investment: Quiet Revolution or Shaken Welfare Capitalism?

by Riccardo Prandini,  University of Bologna 

Matteo Orlandini, University of Bologna.

Alice Guerra, Copenhagen Business School.

Summary

This report analyses and seeks to establish whether and how, in the last twenty years, the EU member countries have adopted welfare systems that incorporate aspects of social investment.

The quantitative and comparative study focuses on social investment strategies across 28 European member […]

2202, 2016

February 22nd, 2016|events, news|Comments Off on

Utrecht University of Applied Sciences International Week  – Guest Speaker Chris Fox

INNOSI project leader Professor Chris Fox will appear at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences as a keynote speaker to discuss the initial findings of research carried out by the INNOSI consortium. He will also be discussing themes related to Criminal justice in a […]

802, 2016

Tackling the Unknown Future

February 8th, 2016|blog|Comments Off on Tackling the Unknown Future

by Principal Lecturer Harri Jalonen, Turku University of Applied Sciences

How does the refugee crisis influence European welfare societies? Is ‘big data’ a remedy for productivity challenges in healthcare or is it only one new threat to citizens’ privacy? Does the significance of investors’ ethical considerations boost the rise of socially responsible investment policies? How does climate […]

1301, 2016

Second INNOSI consortium meeting

January 13th, 2016|news|Comments Off on Second INNOSI consortium meeting

The second INNOSI consortium meeting will take place at the Ciudad Politècnica de la Innovación of the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain on the 14th and 15th January, 2016. The meeting will be attended by a group of around 50 professors and researchers  from the 10 European universities involved in the project and representatives of […]

1301, 2016

Social Investment and Social Innovation under crisis in Greece

January 13th, 2016|blog|Comments Off on Social Investment and Social Innovation under crisis in Greece

by Professor Alexandra Koronaiou and Alexandros Sakellariou, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens

The fields of social investment and social innovation are under-developed in Greece. They are rather unstable and vague, due to the absence of a central policy that would call for a socially-oriented action plan to be designed. The Greek state has never given priority […]

2311, 2015

Community Reporting for Insight: Capturing Snapshots of Lived Experience

November 23rd, 2015|blog|Comments Off on Community Reporting for Insight: Capturing Snapshots of Lived Experience

by Gary Copitch and Hayley Trowbridge
People’s Voice Media, UK
We think that people telling their own stories about the experiences that matter to them, and that have impacted on their lives is powerful stuff. Using pocket technology to capture these stories and the Internet to share them with others is exactly what community reporting is all […]