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Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 11

Print date: February 2018 Item type: Publication

Print date: February 2018

‘Wrong’ answers, right response: learning from randomised controlled trials when you don’t get the results you were hoping for

Atlas of the world

Britain: Where Next for the Social Innovation Eco-System in the UK?

Print date: January 2018 Item type: Publication

Author: Dr Charlotte Heales

Print date: January 2018

Author: Dr Charlotte Heales

The UK has a well-developed social innovation (SI) eco-system that has helped drive the rapid advancement of SI, particularly through social enterprise. However, whilst the UK continues to lead, there are further opportunities for research and capacity building beyond the field of social enterprise. One of the 62 articles featured in the Atlas of Social Innovation,… → Read More

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Disrupting Cultures for Health and Social Care Innovation

Print date: January 2018 Item type: Publication

Author: Dr Charlotte Heales

Print date: January 2018

Author: Dr Charlotte Heales

Despite the institutionalised nature of the health and social care sector, which may be a challenge to innovation, social innovation is seen to be growing. This impact can be further increased through relationships and partnerships which challenge the conventional cultures and values of the sector. One of the 62 articles featured in the Atlas of Social… → Read More

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Social Innovation in Western Europe: Networks and Programmes as Drivers

Print date: January 2018 Item type: Publication

Authors: Amanda Hill-Dixon, Dr Suzy Solley, Peter Oeij (TNO), Steven Dhondt (TNO)

Networks and cooperation are vital for social innovation (SI). Policy which stimulates the development of SI ecosystems is likely to encourage the sustainability of social innovations. This chapter from the Atlas of Social Innovation, complied of 62 articles by 25 international partners as part of the EU-funded SI-DRIVE project, focuses on Western Europe, detailing how… → Read More

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Atlas of Social Innovation – New Practices for a Better Future

Print date: January 2018 Item type: Publication

Print date: January 2018

The Atlas of Social Innovation offers a comprehensive overview on the multifaceted concept of social innovation. Compiled as part of the EU funded SI-DRIVE project, it maps over 1000 cases of social innovation all over the world.

Levelling the Playing Field in Education

Print date: December 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: December 2017

Read more about how our Young Academy programme is harnessing the potential of innovative, early-stage education ventures tackling education inequalities at scale.

How is EU employment policy driving social innovation?

Print date: December 2017 Item type: Publication

Authors: Dr Sandy Gulyurtlu, Isaac Stanley (Nesta), Madeleine Gabriel (Nesta), Nabeela Ahmed, Sophie Reynolds (Nesta)

The European Commission has recognised a need to address fundamental challenges around work and employment across the European Union. The European Pillar of Social Rights (2017) highlights that the future of the EU depends on its ability to position itself as a promoter of solutions to social challenges, in a context of growing social and… → Read More

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Stories of Inequality and Action

Print date: December 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: December 2017

This report covers some highlights of our work from 2014-2017 when we made a strategic decision to focus on inequalities and direct all our work to challenging it. Inside you will find 10 stories of inequality and the programmes we have put in place to tackle these issues. They provide a snapshot of some of… → Read More