TEPSIE – Growing Social Inovation

Duration:

January 2012 - January 2015

Founded by:

European Commission (FP-7)

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Theory, empirical capturing and policy in the context of Social Innovation

Objective: Investigating theoretical and practical foundations of Social Innovation

Social Innovation has become a buzzword. Nevertheless, there is a widely perceived consensus that its potential is far from being utilized to the full and that social problems both in Europe and worldwide are all but solved. We are in urgent need for more effective and efficient strategies to problems such as the growing gap between the rich and the poor, environmental degradation and climate change, ageing populations and the multiplicity of tensions and conflicts that arise in pluralistic societies. Innovative solutions often do exist, but they are scattered and often small-scale. What is needed is a comprehensive and concerted effort dedicated to growing social innovation.