Policy and decision makers at all governance levels - from the local and regional to the national and European
level - involved in innovation, social, labour, structural policies or other policy areas of interest for
marginalised and vulnerable groups in society.
The above audience is invited to participate in SIMPACT's research activities by means of policy dialogue
workshops and Go to Action Learingaction learning sets.
The workshops aim at elaborating modes of policy production which reflect the
characteristics of social innovation including its economic dimensions, and in which policy makers are active
participants in instigating and sustaining dialogue, trust, partnership, knowledge sharing, and the convergence of
strategic interests between diverse actors.
In an initial step a 1st policy dialogue workshop involving WP6 partners and invited policy practitioners
was conducted to generate hypotheses about the challenges posed by social innovation, their economic underpinnings and
the need for a departure from traditional modes of public intervention and regulation.
In a further step, a critical review of public policy literature will test current theory and practice against
the advanced conceptual model emerging from WPs 1 to 4. Discussion papers will contribute to understanding the
policy dimensions of existing forms of social innovation
Go to Concepts(WP4) and
the role of policy and regulation in enabling or constraining social innovation
Go to Drivers & Barriers(WP4).
Throughout the duration of WP6 the projects
Go to LinkedIn GroupLinkedIn group will be used as a vehicle for wider dialogue and knowledge exchange, specifically
targeted at policy makers globally with an interest in social innovation also account for different socio-economic regimes.