Euclid Presentation from FET11


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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

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