Euclid Presentation from FET11, Budapest


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Filippo Addarii represents the network at FET11 - The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition 2011, a unique conference on visionary, high-risk and long-term research in information science and technology. Featuring an exceptionally broad range of scientific fields the event will seed new ideas across disciplines that will reshape the future.

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Euclid Presentation from FET11, Budapest

  1. 1. FET 11 INSITE Budapest, 6 May 2011 Networks to make society to move on by Filippo AddariiInstitutional partner of and supported by the EuropeanCommission
  2. 2. What we cover• What kind of network Euclid is• How to make society to move on• 3 Stories• Next challenges
  3. 3. Why are we needed?• Postmod poverty - eg long term unemployment - resistant to State led solutions (social engineering) doesn’t deliver• Markets know best (World Economic Forum)… really? eg financial and economic crisis started in 2008
  4. 4. Launch, Paris 2007
  5. 5. Euclid NetworkOver 3000 civil society professionals from 30 countries (EU and beyond) These members collectively: ► Turnover €3 billion per year ► Employ 52,000 staff ► Manage over 1.2 million volunteersHubs in London, Paris, Stockholm and BudapestPan-European governance
  6. 6. Why are we needed?• Policy makers wonder who will save society and develop sustainable solutions eg social innovation pilot, Brussels March 2011
  7. 7. Are we just dreamers?
  8. 8. What do we do?Public institutions have UNBusiness leaders have World Economic ForumCivil society leaders have Euclid Network•Connecting•Knowledge sharing•Cross border and cross boundaries partnershipsTo foster leadership, sustainability, innovation,and influence of civil society in Europe andbeyond
  9. 9. 1) Transforming a bank• Intesa San Paolo Bank Group one of the largest in the Western Balkans• No interest in neither services for civil society (eg bridge loan for EU funding)
  10. 10. 1) From CSR to Business• Since 2007 EN raised the issue of CSR in WB• In 2009 Business department of the group took the lead: social business is good business• In 2010, EN – Intesa regional partnership agreement and pilot in Serbia – civil society working group• Plan to establish a CSR office in Serbia• Results: – Trasformation of business culture – Sustainability of civ soc through income diversification – Competition in the donor market – Pressure on EU to improve procedures• Remarks: commitment of Intesa employees to make a difference ie civil society appeal
  11. 11. 2) EU funding rules reform• EU one of the largest donors of civil society (approx €50bn) but the most bureaucratic• 2005 attempt led by Open Society (Soros Foundation) to reform regulation• 2009 indipendent consultation including CEE and non EU countries (thanks to new technologies)
  12. 12. 2) EU funding rules reform• Facilitated by EU officials – committed to the cause – recommendations by civil society working group (CSWG) gathering 70 European top networks• 2011 both Commission and Parliament back CSWG recommendations• Remarks: – EU legitimacy crisis (failed referenda) – Economic crisis – Internal support (civ soc appeal - more than lobbying), – Coordination across borders and boundaries
  13. 13. 3) Social Innovationcompetition for Naples• Naples is an international symbol of failure (State and Market) and people do not believe in change anymore (Camorra, garbage, corruption)• International competition to – Capitalize on collective intelligence – Design innovative solutions for 6 chronic social challenges in Naples such as school drop-outs and integration of Roma community
  14. 14. 3) Social Innovationcompetition for Naples• Public institutions not involved but international and local civil society organisations only• Winners will receive budget to implement ideas together with partners – evaluation at the end• Competition includes a strand for junior only – aspiring social innovators and entrepreneurs – to stimulate entrepreneruship (cooperation with 6 Universities)
  15. 15. Next stepsWe are improving professional and technologicalmeans…building a community across borders andboundaries…developing a new narrative…and theorizing a new political and economicparadigmTo take over Europe!INSITE is part of the grand plan
  16. 16. For further information