European Commission - Social Innovation in Europe

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European Commission - Social Innovation in Europe

  1. 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. 2. <ul><li>Diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Same common elements – adapted to local needs </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity leads to problems with definition </li></ul><ul><li>How to assess value – and who pays? </li></ul><ul><li>How to upscale benefits? </li></ul>What does social innovation in Europe look like?
  3. 3. 2011 saw a great harvest for social innovation in Europe: <ul><li>Launched Social Innovation Europe Initiative: virtual hub and meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Inserted social innovation in many EU budget proposals: Horizon2020, Structural Funds </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2011 saw a great harvest for social innovation in Europe: <ul><li>Inserted social innovation in many EU policy actions: Innovation Strategy, Social Business Initiative, etc </li></ul><ul><li>activities in Member States, regions and local communities: social, economics, health, care </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2012-2013 is ‘make-or-break’ ! <ul><ul><li>Budgets: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposals for EU funding: MS and MEP determine their positions, with public consultations (YOU!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical planning for period 2014-2020: smart specialisation in regions, MS priorities (YOU!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not forget: unspend budgets of current period (YOU!) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 2012-2013 is ‘make-or-break’ ! <ul><ul><li>Actions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social innovation can deliver solutions towards meeting targets set in National Reform Programmes in Member States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation of Social Business Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actions (TBC) on: incubators for social innovation/ social enterprises and workplace innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Innovation for Europe Initiative: how to continue post-2012? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Some details about Structural funds: role of European Commission and Member States?
  8. 8. Member States are in (mostly) in charge of setting priorities and management of structural funds <ul><li>Comprehensive investment strategy: aligned with Europe 2020 objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Coherence with National Reform Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination: cohesion policy, rural development, maritime + fisheries funds </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives and indicators to measure progress towards Europe 2020 targets </li></ul><ul><li>Effectiveness: ex-ante conditionalities, performance framework </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency: reduction of administrative burden for beneficiaries, alignment of eligibility rules of different EU instruments </li></ul>Partnership Contract Operational Programmes Common Strategic Framework
  9. 9. Structural Funds post 2013: 11 Thematic Objectives to Deliver Europe 2020 Where can social innovation contribute? <ul><li>Strengthening research, technological development and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing access to, and use and quality of, information and communication technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises, the agricultural sector (for the EAFRD) and the fisheries and aquaculture sector (for the EMFF) </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing institutional capacity and an efficient public administration </li></ul>
  10. 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. 11. For more information: <ul><li>www.socialinnovationeurope.eu </li></ul><ul><li>www.inforegio.europa.eu </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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