• Social Innovation Ecosystem Implementation Program in CIM do AVE (Portugal)
    Wed, 02/05/2020 - 09:23 Social Innovation Ecosystem Implementation Program in CIM do AVE (Portugal)

    CIM do Ave is implementing the Social Innovation Ecosystem Program that is underway in the territory.
    This training program aims to create a Social Innovation Ecosystem at NUT III AVE (with the eight Municipalities: Vizela; Guimarães; Vila Nova de Famalicão; Fafe; Póvoa de Lanhoso; Vieira do Minho; Cabeceiras de Basto; Mondim de Basto), promoting the construction of integrated strategies and social innovation plans to respond to the new challenges and opportunities of the local community.

  • ASL project concludes report on monitoring impacts of social innovation pilot actions
    Mon, 01/27/2020 - 11:27 ASL project concludes report on monitoring impacts of social innovation pilot actions

    The Atlantic Social Lab partnership has concluded the report “Social innovation pilot actions in the Atlantic Area: a proposal for monitoring impacts”. This document suggests an evaluation method for social innovation initiatives. Pilot actions implemented in 2018 and 2019 by the project partners were used as an empirical material to perform this type of assessment. The study was organized by the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra with information provided by the project partners.

  • Round table to explore the socially innovative Scottish Social Care Act in GCU on 12 February 2020.
    Fri, 01/17/2020 - 11:18 Round table to explore the socially innovative Scottish Social Care Act in GCU on 12 February 2020.

    In the framework of ASL project, Glasgow Caledonian University invite all interested people to attend a round table discussion event here at GCU on 12 February 2020. This event is exploring the socially innovative Scottish Social Care Act and the resulting approach to self-directed care. It is being run in collaboration with SIKE (Social Innovation Knowledge Exchange, an Erasmus+ project), the University of Stirling, and a third sector organisation, Scottish Care.

  • Winners of Cork Voices Campaign Celebrated
    Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:32 Winners of Cork Voices Campaign Celebrated

    The winners and creators of a novel project which empowered the public to choose how public funds are allocated were invited to Cork City Hall by the Lord Mayor, Councillor John Sheehan on Thursday the 5th of December.

    The ‘Cork Voices Campaign’ was a participatory grant making scheme for Cork City Public Participation Network (PPN) members where shortlisted applicants were videoed outlining why their particular project should be funded. The public had the opportunity to view these videos and vote on how the grant funds should be allocated.

  • Call is now open! CES-Coimbra and ASL project prepares international workshop on social innovation
    Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:30 Call is now open! CES-Coimbra and ASL project prepares international workshop on social innovation

    The Atlantic Social Lab project, with the team at the Centre for Social Studies of University of Coimbra, is co-organizing with the APDR – Portuguese Association for Regional Development, the 25th APDR workshop “Social Innovation Towards Sustainability: Embracing Contemporary Challenges for Regional Development”. This event will take place on 16th April 2020 in Faro (Portugal), with the local support of CinTurs - Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-Being of the Unive

  • Observatory for Social Innovation in the Atlantic Area is available online!
    Thu, 11/28/2019 - 12:22 Observatory for Social Innovation in the Atlantic Area is available online!

    Observatory for Social Innovation in the Atlantic Area is available online! Activity coordinated by the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra

  • MEP Delegation Visit
    Wed, 11/27/2019 - 12:58 MEP Delegation Visit in Derry and North West region on 1st November

    A delegation of elected representatives from across Europe visited Derry and the North West region on the 1st of November as part of a GUE/NGL initiative.

    The delegation, hosted by Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson, met with key stakeholders and the community to hear their concerns about Brexit.

  • Social Enterprises and Public Procurement Seminar  in Cork
    Tue, 11/19/2019 - 10:45 Social Enterprises and Public Procurement Seminar in Cork

    The Atlantic Social Lab project in Cork hosted a Seminar on Social Enterprise and Public Procurement in the City Hall on the 13th of November 2019 which was facilitated by Emma McEvoy from Maynooth University and Chris Gordon from the Irish Social Enterprise Network.

    This seminar focused on facilitating social enterprise participation in public procurement and looked at ways in which public procurers can incorporate social considerations into their public procurement procedures.

  • Completion of Mentoring Project in Cork
    Wed, 11/13/2019 - 09:06 Completion of Mentoring Project in Cork

    The Atlantic Social Lab project in Cork recently funded a mentoring project which contributed to the development of an area based plan for the Ballyvolane/Dublin Hill area of Cork City, using Planning for Real approaches. Developing an area based plan in this way facilitates a process whereby people living in local communities can identify the issues of concern to them and be central in leading out and generating solutions.

  • Atlas of Social Innovation is Now available!
    Mon, 11/11/2019 - 14:34 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 www.socialinnovationatlas.net.