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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

Help showcase the best ICT-enabled social innovations in Europe


Date: June 11 2015

Posted by: Alice Sachrajda

Calling all Social Innovators – help us to help you! We are looking for exceptional cases where Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have boosted social innovation and created better and more cost effective welfare services for citizens across Europe. If you have a case to share, we’d love to hear from you! PLEASE TAKE A… → Read More

Young Academy London 2015: Open for Applications

Date: | Posted by: Seva Phillips

Date: April 08 2015

Posted by: Seva Phillips

Not a month goes by without a headline drawing our attention to consequences of a deeply unequal education system. If these stories aren’t sad enough in themselves, what’s more worrying is the risk that they just become part of the news furniture, something that we just accept as an everyday fact about our society. That’s… → Read More

The most social form of investment?


Date: March 23 2015

Posted by: Seva Phillips

We have harnessed the tools of capitalism to tackle inequality – but is it working? By Esther Foreman, Director of Movement Building, Stuart Thomason, Head of Ventures.  “Our charity system is fundamentally regressive, and works in favour of the institutions of the elite”. Ken Stern Here at the The Young Foundation, we have been working… → Read More

Social Renaissance: Launch of Turin social accelerator


Date: March 11 2015

Posted by: Seva Phillips

This is an opportunity to turn the City of Turin in a laboratory for transformation addressing economic, social and democratic challenges through a system approach. It’s for the benefit of the city, but also an inspiration for Italy and the rest of Europe. Why Turin? Because this city is the mirror of our time: its… → Read More

Norway: Welfare for Innovation


Date: February 10 2015

Posted by: Seva Phillips

“2015 is the tipping point for Norway. ‎The fall of oil price combined with the recognition that climate change is going to affect the oil industry – the main source of revenue of the country – is forcing us to fundamentally reconsider our growth strategy”. This was the opening line of Per Koch, senior advisor… → Read More