RePolis seminar: Civic initiatives for social innovation


dr. Flor Avelino


dr. Philip Karré

Tuesday 12 May 2020, 15:00 - 17:00
Spoken Language
Zoom meeting
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Both research and practice is increasingly paying attention to social innovations that will lead to new relationships between citizens, private sector and government in order to address major societal challenges and transitions.

The concept of social innovation fits within a broader development that emphasises private initiative (e.g. The Big Society, do-democracy, or 'participatiesamenleving') and therefore links directly to the RePolis-research programme on civic initiatives. What is the relationship between social innovation and civic initiatives? Which role could civic initiatives play in accomplishing social innovation? And what makes these initiatives innovative?

Organisers: Drift and Department of Public Administration and Sociology

Within the Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS) and DRIFT, several researchers are using the concept of social innovation in their work. This seminar will show different perspectives on social innovation and relate them to the RePolis research programme. Flor Avelino (DRIFT) will present her work on transformative social innovation and changing power relations. Philip Karré (DPAS) will introduce a hybridity perspective on social innovation.

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Please confirm your attendance by sending an e-mail to Jannes Willems. The seminar will be organised through  Zoom. Participants who have signed up will receive information through email with access details in order to attend the seminar.

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