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  • 1. A ‘grand tour of social innovation in Europe – in 6 minutes and 20 seconds’ By Henriette van Eijl and Liesbet de Letter Gdynia 22-11-2011 SIE/SIX Winter school (disclaimer: opinions presented here do not commit the EC)
  • 2.
    • Diverse
    • Same common elements – adapted to local needs
    • Diversity leads to problems with definition
    • How to assess value – and who pays?
    • How to upscale benefits?
    What does social innovation in Europe look like?
  • 3. 2011 saw a great harvest for social innovation in Europe:
    • Launched Social Innovation Europe Initiative: virtual hub and meetings
    • Inserted social innovation in many EU budget proposals: Horizon2020, Structural Funds
  • 4. 2011 saw a great harvest for social innovation in Europe:
    • Inserted social innovation in many EU policy actions: Innovation Strategy, Social Business Initiative, etc
    • activities in Member States, regions and local communities: social, economics, health, care
  • 5. 2012-2013 is ‘make-or-break’ !
      • Budgets:
      • Proposals for EU funding: MS and MEP determine their positions, with public consultations (YOU!)
      • Practical planning for period 2014-2020: smart specialisation in regions, MS priorities (YOU!)
      • Do not forget: unspend budgets of current period (YOU!)
  • 6. 2012-2013 is ‘make-or-break’ !
      • Actions:
      • Social innovation can deliver solutions towards meeting targets set in National Reform Programmes in Member States
      • Implementation of Social Business Initiative
      • Actions (TBC) on: incubators for social innovation/ social enterprises and workplace innovation
      • Social Innovation for Europe Initiative: how to continue post-2012?
  • 7. Some details about Structural funds: role of European Commission and Member States?
  • 8. Member States are in (mostly) in charge of setting priorities and management of structural funds
    • Comprehensive investment strategy: aligned with Europe 2020 objectives
    • Coherence with National Reform Programmes
    • Coordination: cohesion policy, rural development, maritime + fisheries funds
    • Objectives and indicators to measure progress towards Europe 2020 targets
    • Effectiveness: ex-ante conditionalities, performance framework
    • Efficiency: reduction of administrative burden for beneficiaries, alignment of eligibility rules of different EU instruments
    Partnership Contract Operational Programmes Common Strategic Framework
  • 9. Structural Funds post 2013: 11 Thematic Objectives to Deliver Europe 2020 Where can social innovation contribute?
    • Strengthening research, technological development and innovation
    • Enhancing access to, and use and quality of, information and communication technologies
    • Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises, the agricultural sector (for the EAFRD) and the fisheries and aquaculture sector (for the EMFF)
    • Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors
    • Promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management
    • Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency
    • Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures
    • Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility
    • Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty
    • Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning
    • Enhancing institutional capacity and an efficient public administration
  • 10. Green Growth Digital agenda Skills Clusters SMEs Support Social Innovation Financial engineering Connecting Universities Key Enabling Technologies Research infrastructures Cultural and creative industries Innovative Public Procurement CO 2 neutral OPs Green PP ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Policy Delivery Instruments Economic Rationale CP Regulations 2013-20 (COM) “The contribution of Regional Policy to smart Growth” (COM) “The contribution of Regional Policy to sustainable Growth ” Innovation Union Flagship Policy Rationale Smart Specialisation GUIDE “ Knowledge for Growth” FWP Evaluation Endogenous Growth Innovation Systems “ Innovative milieux” Evolutionary Economics Economic Geography Policy Experimentation RIS-RITTs 1994-2004 Innovation Union self-assessment tool Regional Innovation Monitor OECD 2011 “Regions and Innovation Policy” IRE-RIS Guide Directory “No-Nonsense” to build S 3 Diagnostic Systèmes d’Innovation (Praguer) Entrepreneurship and incubation Internationalisation Competitive Advantage – M-Porter Industrial districts Methodological support
  • 11. For more information:
    • [email_address]
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