(11 April 2017) – The second edition of the Social Innovation Community Summer School (“SUMSIC 2017”) will be held at the University of Bologna from June 26th to June 30th.
Entitled “Regions as Social Innovations Ecosystems? History, culture and institutions”, this second edition is organised in partnership with AEIDL, DRIFT, Nesta, REVES, Sinnergiak, SIX, Technical University of Dortmund, Young Foundation and ZSI.
“SUMSIC 2017” aims at presenting an opportunity for a lively discussion about the role of regions as possible ecosystems for social innovation. In this respect, a special emphasis will be devoted to the importance of history and culture of a region for the development of such ecosystem, as well as the role of institutions, private and public, to support and facilitate such development.
The school will provide participants with presentations of cases and experiences of social innovation in regions in and outside the EU, as well as general lectures and talks. In line with the learning objectives of the summer school, three parallel workshops will be organized in the afternoons in order to tackle challenges proposed by stakeholders of the Social Innovation Community in the Emilia-Romagna region.
Moreover, study visits will be organised in order to give participants a better understanding of the ecosystem of social innovation in the Bologna region.
New deadline to register: 20 May.