16 – 17 March 2011
The “Social Innovation Europe” initiative is supported by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry. It aims to become a meeting place – virtual and real – for social innovators, entrepreneurs, non-profit organisations, policy makers and anyone else who is inspired by social innovation in Europe. The initiative is run by a consortium of European partners, led by the Social Innovation eXchange (SIX) at the Young Foundation.
The objectives of this event are to network social innovators from Europe and beyond, and to develop an understanding of social innovation, related themes and the most appropriate tools. This will be achieved by short inspirational speeches from thought leaders, group work and some innovative networking activities. The 150 participants of this event will come from civil society, businesses, governments, public sector organisations and the social economy.