A one day public debate aimed at redefining the concept, meaning and practices of Social Innovation at regional, national and international level discussing about some of the best worldwide case studies as well as practices of support, mentoring and acceleration. The event is organized by SocialFare, TOP-IX and Torino Social Innovation
Info and registration here http://socialrenaissance.it/
The rapid changes in social structure and in way of life, along with the progressive shrinking of the welfare budget and the diffusion of digital technologies, have drawn the attention to Social Innovation at national and international level. Growing inequality among different social classes, unbalanced wealth distribution, accelerated urbanization and environmental stress require a different concept of “Social”, moving away from the traditional management of emergencies, minorities and inabilities.
A new central role for the fundamental issues is required to enable a sustainable growth of society as a complex system: “Social Renaissance” defines a process aimed at spreading awareness about the growing weight of the “marginalities”, through innovative impact-driven models that combine new technologies and humanities, entrepreneurial approach and civic engagement. The result of that process will be new welfare models, evidence-based decision-making and innovative public-private partnerships in business, finance, voluntary sector and social entrepreneurship.