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Norway: Welfare for Innovation

“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

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Social innovation and the challenge of democracy in Europe

What’s going on in Paris? This year over four thousand Parisians have been consulted on how to allocate twenty million Euros across fifteen projects that aim to improve the quality of life in the French capital. Anne Hidalgo, who was elected as the Mayor of Paris in April 2014, has introduced a participatory budget process… → Read More

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New report outlines keys to successful replication

Realising Ambition

Date: 22 October 2014

Date: 22 October 2014

Released today, the mid-programme report from Realising Ambition outlines learning on what helps and hinders the replication of evidence-based interventions. Realising Ambition is a UK-wide £25m Big Lottery Fund programme that aims to understand what works in preventing children and young people from entering the criminal justice system. The Young Foundation and other partners are exploring what it takes for organisations… → Read More

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Innovation Awards won by Young Academy graduates

Date: 14 September 2014

Date: 14 September 2014

We’re thrilled to see Right to Succeed and Box Up Crime recognised for their innovative approaches to redressing inequalities in education – respectively winning and coming runner-up of Teach First’s 2014 Innovation Challenge. Both initiatives recently came through our Young Academy programme – a course specifically designed to support early-stage social ventures aiming to improve… → Read More