CHESS – Change Hubs for Ecosystemic Social Solutions project aims to integrate social innovation theoretical and practical models to tackle local and social challenges
It’s widely clear that if we want to take on compelling and systemic social challanges that we are facing we have to develope new approaches: social sphere must take its own role in the technological and business innovation, that nowadays can’t be sufficient anymore.
Social innovation is integrated in serveral political agendas and financial fluxes.
There are hundreds of social innovation centres, university research teams, accelerators and educational courses, labs, accelerators and incubators of all kinds, as well as a great number of toolkits presenting the various innovation approaches and methodologies.
Despite this success, the full potential of social innovation remains untapped. In the last 5 years different reports and publications has highlighted the barreers that hinder social innovation initiatives.
For this reason we have CHESS Change Hubs for Ecosystemic Social Solutions funded by Horizon EIE 2022.
CHESS has highlight several challenges that is going to face, by achieving different goals in order to create a pan-european and global network that it’s going to transfer knowledge and experiences exchange from the social innovation ecosystem.
Project Aheadwill work to achieve these goals together with an European partnership that has created the project. The partners are: Europos Socialinio Fondo Agentura(Lithuania), Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis(Greece), Technische Universität Dortmund (Germany), International Society for Professional Innovation Management (UK) and The Social Innovation Exchange (UK), e coordinata daEuro-Mediterranean University (Slovenia)
Ready to play our part, we will test and analys social innovation tools and models in Southern Italy region to support the development of enabling ecosystem for social innovation.
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