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Social innovation, governance and community building

Objective

The research seeks to contribute to developing our theoretical understanding of and furthering the practice of social innovation in urban neighbourhood re-vitalisation strategies.
A network of 8 partner research institutions from 5 countries will critically evaluate existing practices of and literature on territorial innovation, integrated area development and social economy initiatives in 9 European cities. The project will put forward an Alternative Model of Local Innovation (ALMOLIN) that serves as a matrix for the detailed evaluation of 15 social economy initiatives in the case-study cities. For each of these, the governance dynamics, organisational structures, and future development trajectories will be assessed with an eye towards identifying best practice examples. The latter, in turn, will form the basis for the formulation of recommendations for EU, national, and local social innovation policy. A social innovation policy is urgently needed to complement existing technological innovation policies.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
Address
2,Rue Des Canonniers 2
59800 Lille
France

Participants (8)

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
3B,unter Den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
ITER SRL - CENTRE RICERCHE E SERVIZI
Italy
Address
Via Ascensione 5
80121 Napoli
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
Mansfield Road
OX1 3TB Oxford
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
Address
Via Luino 12
27100 Pavia
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
Claremont Road, Claremont Tower
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF LILLE
France
Address
Rue Des Canonniers 2
59800 Lille
UNIVERSITY OF WALES CARDIFF
United Kingdom
Address
King Edward Vii Avenue, Glamorgan Building
CF10 3WA Cardiff
VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Austria
Address
2-6,Rossauerlaende 23
1090 Wien