Conference Programme

1st European SI Policy Forum

November 22, 2016
Starting time 12:15 pm

1st European SI Policy Forum

SIMPACT's European Social Innovation Policy Forum will explore the conditions under which the state either enables or constrains effective social innovation, and how it can transcend the boundaries between different actors. We will examine how social innovation is closely linked to public sector innovation, particularly in relation to new modes of policy production and implementation. We will identify the new forms of organisation within the state that enable such innovation by challenging functional demarcations and role definitions.

12:15 - 13:00
Registration & Lunch

13:00 - 15:00
Interactive Session I

This highly interactive Forum will facilitate exchanges of knowledge and experience between a diverse group of researchers, policy practitioners and social innovation strategists. Exemplary cases of groundbreaking policy practice and partnerships will be explored, and participants will be invited to help define 'what works' in designing a future social innovation policy framework for Europe.

15:00 - 15:15
Coffee Break

15:15 - 17:00
Interactive Session II

SIMPACT Final Conference

November 23, 2016
Starting time 9:00 pm

Final Conference

9:00 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:45

Welcome by Judith TERSTRIEP and Marianne PAASI (DG Research and Innovation)

10:45 - 11:30

Keynote « Social Innovation in the context of Open Innovation »
Dr. ir. Elke den Ouden

11:30 - 11:45

  Coffee Break

11:45 - 12:30

Discussion Round
« SIMPACT - Core Findings and Future Demands »

  Alessandro DESERTI, Rosemary EXTON & Anna KADARABKOVA & Javier CASTRO-SPILA

12:45 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:45

3 Parallel Sessions

« SI Business Models »
  Alessandro DESERTI & Francesca RIZZO

« Measuring Social Innovation »

« Spread & Growth »

14:45 - 15:15

  Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:00

Round Table
« Necessities to unfold the full Economic and Social Impact of Social Innovation»

 Agnes HUBERT (PRESAGE Science Po Paris, France)
     Vera BABISOVA (A-GIGA s.r.o., Czech Republic)
     Mirna KARZEN (SIL - Social Innovation Lab, Croatia)
     Zane BOJARE (LUDE, Latvia)
     N.N (EC, DG Research and Innovation)
     Rafael ZIEGLER (University Greifswald, Germany)

16:00 - 16:30

Keynote « Europe at the Crossroads - Is there a Chance for Inclusive Growth? »
Prof. Dr. emer. Alfred Kleinknecht

15:45 - 16:30