Atlas of Social Innovation is Now available!
  • 11 November 2019

Atlas of Social Innovation is Now available! With a Contribution from Atlantic Social Lab Team Member

The Atlas of Social Innovation 2nd Volume: A World of New Practices edited by Jürgen Howaldt, Christoph Kaletka, Antonius Schröder, and Marthe Zirngiebl is now available. The texts are freely accessible online at The article Social Innovation and Public Policy by Lars Hulgård (Roskilde University, Denmark) and Silvia Ferreira (team member of Atlantic Social Lab in the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra) is one of the published chapters in this unique knowledge repository for the global community of practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

The book series Atlas of Social Innovation aims to provide a comprehensive overview on the multifaceted manifestations, contexts and perspectives of social innovation. Social innovation has increasingly been attracting attention. Countless approaches and initiatives illustrate the dynamism and potential of social innovation to address the most urgent societal challenges and develop continuously new solutions for pressing problems. At the same time, social innovation is gaining importance in coping with the fundamental socio-digital transformation by increasing the innovative capacity and future sustainability of society. It is regarded as an important factor to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by creating repeatedly new sustainable social practices in production and consumption.

After the successful first volume, the second volume Atlas of Social Innovation, again compiled and realized by a research team of TU Dortmund University brings together the leading experts of the field. In 43 articles, the Atlas opens up new insights into current trends of social innovation research and its connection to other schools of thought and research traditions. The conceptual underpinnings draw upon the experiences of a variety of disciplines contributing to the rich, multi-layered nature of the phenomenon. By building up a knowledge repository for a growing community of practitioners, policy makers and researchers, the book opens up new avenues to unfold the potential of social innovation.

The website invites its users to download selected articles and to propose future articles for a more complete global picture of social innovation. For any further questions, please contact Marthe Zirngiebl (