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Social Innovation - What the Commission does about it

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Presentation by Xavier Le Mounier, Policy Officer (Innovation Policy for Growth), DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, on the occasion of the EESC conference on "Social economy and social innovation as drivers of competitiveness, growth and social well-being - Perspecitves and priorities for the new Commission and the European Parliament" (Brussels, 1 October 2014)

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Social Innovation - What the Commission does about it

  1. 1. Social innovation What the Commission does about it Xavier Le Mounier, European Commission, 1 October 2014
  2. 2. Social Innovation Europe  Social innovation = new solutions for social needs & societal challenges = source of growth & jobs = new (business) models  Platform launched in 2011, collaborative from the start  Not a EU website, at disposal of #socinn community  ≈ 5,000 members on platform or social media @SIEurope_SIE
  3. 3. Social Innovation Competition  The Job Challenge, social innovation for jobs  2 editions, nearly 2,000 ideas received altogether  3 winners each time with cash prize (seed money)  Opportunities for 30 semi-finalists (mentoring, networking, visibility)  Next edition in early 2015, @EUSocialInnov
  4. 4. Other related initiatives  Social Innovation Incubators (on-going) http://transitionproject.eu & http://www.benisi.eu  Social Innovation Community (to come in 2015) http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/ Digital Social Innovation (on-going) http://digitalsocial.eu  Collective Awareness Platforms for Social Innovation and Sustainability (to come in 2015) http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/ On-going research projects (Selusi, Tepsie, Wilco) & BEPA report
  5. 5. For more information Visit our webpage: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/inn ovation/policy/social-innovation/ index_en.htm Contact me: xavier.le-mounier@ec.europa.eu @XavierLeMounier
  6. 6. For more information Visit our webpage: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/inn ovation/policy/social-innovation/ index_en.htm Contact me: xavier.le-mounier@ec.europa.eu @XavierLeMounier

Presentation by Xavier Le Mounier, Policy Officer (Innovation Policy for Growth), DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, on the occasion of the EESC conference on "Social economy and social innovation as drivers of competitiveness, growth and social well-being - Perspecitves and priorities for the new Commission and the European Parliament" (Brussels, 1 October 2014)

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