Boosting the Impact of Social Innovation in Europe through Economic Underpinnings

SIMPACT with its twelve partners from ten European countries is a research collaboration that aims at understanding the economic foundation of social innovation (SI) targeting marginalised and vulnerable groups in society. However, several key issues need to be addressed before SI can be fully mainstreamed into the European economic sphere and its policy environment. Against this backdrop, SIMPACT systematically investigates the economic foundation of SI in order to provide a dynamic framework for action at the level of individuals, organisations and networks. Economic foundation in the here used sense refers to economic principles, objectives and components that make SI successful in terms of economic and social/societal value.   learn more about SIMPACT

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December 2, 2016

SIMPACT's final conference was held on November, 22-23 2016 jointly with the «1st European SI Policy Forum». The conference gathered social innovators, intermediaries, policymakers, academia and other interested stakeholders engaged in social innovation who engaged in inspbring discussions on the future of social innovation.

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SIMPACT Working Paper

November 8, 2016

New SIMPACT Working Paper on Ex-Ante Impact Assessment #& Value Network Analysis for SI published. In this paper, a conceptual framework is presented to conduct an ex-ante impact assessment for social innovation.

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July 29, 2016

New SIMPACT Statistic Brief on Linking Social Innovation to National Accounts published. The brief looks at Social Innovation through a macro-economic lens. The authors explore the possibilities for integrating the economics of social innovation into National Accounts and discuss pros and cons of requirements to do so.

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July 15, 2016

New SIMPACT Statistic Brief on Improved Measurement of the Economics of Social Innovation published. Social innovation is explained as new combinations of social, economic and political capital (resources and capabilities). The value or impact of social innovation derives from the interaction between the supply and demand for social innovations.

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