Boosting SI's Social & Economic Impact
Are you a social innovator, investor, intermediary, policymaker or other social innovation stakeholder?
Come and join SIMPACT's final conference!
The financial and economic crisis has clearly left its marks in Europe. Not at least it has exacerbated the many
complex and interrelated socio-economic challenges Europe is facing. Long-term and youth unemployment, migration,
ageing population, poverty, and gender inequalities to name but a few. Welfare services struggle to cope
and growing segments of the population experience increasing difficulty in accessing support.
Social innovation will only realise its potential contribution to inclusive growth to the extent it can maximise
its social and economic impact for society. Yet several key issues need to be addressed before SI can be fully
mainstreamed into the European economic sphere and its policy environment. Gaining a better understanding of
the components, objectives and principles of social innovation, as well as its underlying processes and contexts
at each level of governance, lies at the core of SIMPACT.
Building on three years of research, stakeholder engagement and innovative thinking, the SIMPACT team invites
you to share its insights as well as the practical tools developed for policymakers, social innovators and other
stakeholders. This highly interactive event will also enable you to share your views and experiences, and
to discuss future actions and recommendations for boosting the social and economic impact of social innovation.
Your SIMPACT Team