To change the world, first let’s change ourselves!
Social Innovation Laboratories
by Red CreActiva
are training workshops which provide the opportunity for professionals from social entities, organisations and public administration
to explore the field of Social Innovation, to find out what role they can play in this field and to implement innovative ideas, not only in the social projects they create, but by way of applying, conceiving and presenting new ideas.
If we look at the agendas of our political parties, we realise that practically no one has mentioned social entrepreneurship
and social innovation
. The European Union along with various international institutions has stressed time and time again the importance of promoting apparatus such as these, yet in Spain it is hardly even addressed; its reach is basically limited to the regional level, as in the paradigmatic case of the Basque Country. As social problems mount ever higher and the youth unemployment rate
remains one of the highest in Europe, political stimulation of social innovation and social entrepreneurship have become pressing issues.
In light of this situation, in 2014, Red CreActiva
organised four Political and Social Advocacy Summits
, and Valencia
, and we now bring you the conclusions.
has already been launched! It is a meeting space for entities, organisations, administrations, individuals and educational institutions that want to be updated on and linked to developments in social entrepreneurship and innovation.
On the 13th and 14th December, a 20 hour workshop will take place in Barcelona for young people interested in social entrepreneurship.
The project CreActiva began last May with the aim to establish a national network that promotes and unifies efforts of various social organizations, businesses, government and educational institutions towards social entrepreneurship and social innovation. iWith.org be one of the organizations that help the development of this project, building a better world.