Policy Dialogue

Target Audience

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.

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1st Policy Dialogue Workshop

June 23, 2014

Highly inspiring discussion with policy and decision makers from all governance levels at the 1st Policy Dialogue Workshop on «Public Policy Implications of Social Innovation».

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