Representatives of statistics organisations such as Eurostat, national/regional statistics
offices and the OECD
Following the idea of co-creation and active engagement, the Indicator Labs aim at the collaborative
elaboration of indicator sets to measure the economics of social innovation and their integration into
National Accounts through scoping, developing, feedback and refinement.
The above audience is invited to participate in a first indicator lab which is dedicated to the reflection
of requirements for social innovation indicators drawn from the
Go to Indicator Setsgap analysis.
Addressing statistical experts from different countries, the second lab will focus on the possibilities of
integrating social innovation indicators into National Accounts. The laboratory will comprise
the four activities of scoping, developing, feedback and refinement.
Scoping activities will select appropriate dimensions for extending
National Accounts to incorporate social innovations. These dimensions may include
adding social innovation-relevant sectors (e.g. civil society), beyond GDP indicators to better measure welfare
and the contribution of social innovations to it, or the inclusion of goods/services that are not marketable (i.e.
voluntary work) but highly relevant in various stages of social innovations. The laboratory participants will
be provided with relevant literature on e.g. SNA-framework, accounting for intangible capital, etc.
Based on the results of the scoping activities, SIMPACT partners will develope a proposal
for a model that integrates social innovation into National Accounts, with a focus on the dimension chosen during the scoping
In favour of «proof of concept», a feedback exercise will take place in conjunction with the
relevant national statistical bureaus. The goal is to collect pros and cons of the requirements and revise it based on the
feedback exercise. The outcomes will be summarised in a Statistics Brief, which clarifies the requirements and
its assumptions as well as pros and cons of integration into national accounts.
The outcomes of the indicator lab plus the results of the other work packages will feed into the refinement of
the requirements for SI indicators.