EUROPEAN PROJECT SIMPACT
Published on 10/8/2015
SIMPACT is a European project over a 3 year period, initiated in September 2014. It is supposed to identify the economic grounds which favor the emergence and the development of social innovations. The multidisciplinary team from NEOMA BS leading the project gives us regular updates on the progress of the project.
The results of a European comparative analysis of social innovations.
After more than six months of gathering and analyzing data throughout Europe, the findings of the comparative Meta analysis of 91 cases of social innovations in Europe have been published.
This report reposes on an analysis termed horizontal where the components , objectives and principles characterizing social innovations are identified, and on a vertical or thematic analysis with 5 main challenges to be met by the European Commission : employment, immigration, demographic and gender changes, education and poverty. These two levels of analysis were crossed with an analysis by geographical zones or social regimes (Anglo-Saxon, Mediterranean, Continental, Scandinavian, and Central and East European countries) .
What do these results mean?
A wide range of players are concerned and involved in the social innovations process – associations, foundations, States, local authorities, businesses, etc., each leading to various forms of innovation – procedure, services, products, etc. Resources sometimes limited and difficulties on an administrative and sector based level can be observed and deserve attention from both private and public players. Adapted to local emerging contexts, but responding to challenges met by Europeans, the social innovations listed in this report are just waiting to be diffused and readapted …
To know more, consult the report.
And follow the advancement of the SIMPACT project: www.simpact-project.eu/
SIMPACT in a few words
This is a project funded by the European Union as part of the FP7 (Programme Framework for Research and Development) and co-funded by the Conseil régional Champagne-Ardenne.
Baptised SIMPACT, it brings together 12 research centres and European universities, including NEOMA BUSINESS SCHOOL, from 10 different countries. Begun in January 2014, for a duration of 3 years, it aims to create a better understanding of the economic grounds for social innovation, with a focus on the inclusion of vulnerable groups in society.