(11 March 2019) – Social Innovation Community (SIC) has just released a Yearbook summarising some of the SIC activity, and the project’s impact on the social innovation ecosystem in Europe.
The Social Innovation Community project started from the premise that we need more open innovation approaches to effectively address societal challenges. The project was designed to help deepen knowledge and capacity to act and grow social innovation, and to support public and other decision-makers across Europe to work with social innovators more effectively in solving public challenges.
SIC was funded under the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme over a three year period, from 2016 to 2019. During these three years, SIC ran a series of on and offline activities – including practical place-based experimentation, learning, policy and research.
The SIC project was run by a consortium of 12 leading organisations across Europe. The partners were AEIDL, TU Dortmund University, University of Bologna, The Young Foundation, Nesta, Social Innovation Lab, the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions, Sinnergiak UPV/ EHU, ZSI, the Danish Technological Institute, REVES and Social Innovation Exchange.
Although the project officially ended in January 2019, the social innovation community in Europe is still thriving, and many of the activities that were created under the SIC brand still continue today. At the end of this booklet, you will find ways to continue to work with the SIC consortium partners, to continue to nurture and grow social innovation in Europe.