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 networks, individuals and groups are the main drivers in social innovation and providing examples of such networks.
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