Quo vadis? A research agenda for social innovation
Social innovation research has come of age. For long it has been discussed whether one can even talk about an academic field of research, but these days it continues on its road towards institutionalisation. Next to networks such as the European School of Social Innovation and the International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC), many European and nationally funded projects focusing on social innovations in different policy domains, there are also academic journals such as the EPSIR or Novation becoming more established. So, what’s next for social innovation research? We invite you to discuss the hot topics, those that deserve continued attention as well as possible controversies with your peers during this interactive ESSI webinar.
We take the publication of ‘A Research Agenda for Social Innovation’, edited by Howaldt, Kaletka and Schröder as an opportunity to discuss which topics and which methodologies should be put on such an agenda and why. The webinar will open with a plenary presentation providing a first overview, before we move into break-out groups to allow for deeper interaction and discussion on selected topics. The webinar closes with a plenary dialogue on the road ahead on how to implement such a research agenda.
Please join us virtually on April 5th, 14:00 – 16:00 CET. The registration and selection of the working group is possible until March 31st via the following link. As the number of participants is limited, we would ask to register as soon as possible: https://forms.gle/FKecMt6hzPUN51ot6
Further information on the event is available in the programme: http://www.essi-net.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/ESSI-webinar-5-April-2022-programme.pdf