SI Conference 2017


Social Innovation: Driving Force of Social Change

Final Conference

Social Innovation – Research and Policy of the Future

Towards a Comprehensive Innovation Policy

24th and 25th of October 2017

The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts

Palace of the Academies, Hertogsstraat 1, 1000 Brussels

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A registration is no longer possible.

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“Social Innovation – Research and Policy of the Future”, a key event on social innovation in the year 2017, is planned and designed by the project “Social Innovation – Driving Force of Social Change (SI-DRIVE)”, in cooperation with the Horizon 2020-funded Social Innovation Community (SIC) project. Representatives of scientific concepts, policy approaches and outstanding initiatives of social innovation will join. The conference will draw upon the results of SI-DRIVE’s global mapping of more than 1.000 social innovation initiatives as well as its policy recommendations. Questions to be discussed include

  • the state-of-the-art of conceptualising and doing social innovation on a global scale;
  • methods and good practices to create desirable social change;
  • resources, means and levers making social innovation processes effective; and
  • an international comparison of social innovation practices, policies and research.

Supported by NET4SOCIETY, a network of National Contact Points in Horizon 2020.

For further information please contact:

Ms. Berenike Ecker:
Mr. Antonius Schröder:


Please take note that the participation in the conference also includes an explicitly acceptance of the publication of event photos and videos.