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Euclid Network annual conference: Bridging the Gap – New Survival Strategies
September 24, 2012 8:00 am
September 25, 2012 5:00 pm
Euclid Network
September 3, 2012
Copenhagen, Denmark

During the Euclid Network annual conference, INSITE will led a session on ICT Tools for Civic Engagement. First, Simon van Cleef will talk about the on the implementation of gamification elements to enhance civic engagement in processes of social change and some the tools available to do this. Next, David Lane will discuss the role that ICT can play in providing feedback to participants in asocial innovation project, to help them keep account of all the social actors that become affected by the project and the processes it sets in motion and the values these actors bring to bear to evaluate the consequences of these processes, and to develop strategies for coordinated actions that can help guide them in what participants come to regard as socially positive directions.  Finally, Jamal Shahin will present about pursuing the chimera of e-participation and e-democracy. He will argue that enhanced participation and engagement in social processes that are mediated by ICT does not necessarily lead to increased engagement in the political sphere. Techno-optimists must be aware of the potential gap that may emerge between social and political communication, and this presentation will lead to a discussion on how to fill it.  These brief presentations will be followed by questions and discussion.

Here’s the full agenda of the conference:

Day 1: Ideas, money and Influence – how do we do more for less?

09:00 – 09:30 Registration and Networking

09:30 – 10:15 Opening – Thierry Weishaupt, President Euclid Network

President’s welcome: Innovation in Tradition – understanding the possibilities.

10:15 – 10:45  The Big Picture – Filippo Addarii, Euclid Network (UK); Andreas Hjorth Frederiksen, SOCIAL+ (DK)

Economic crisis, emerging needs, funding cuts. Introducing social inventions, understanding social innovation and key challenges

10:45 – 11:00 Inspirational Story I

Exploring how individual organisations and people have endorsed new visions, developing new strategies and tools for survival and success.

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 -13:15  Confessing your innovation sins – Anne Sørensen, SOCIAL+ (DK) with KPH Projects

Developmental evaluation and critical friends in social innovation: New focus on mistakes and testing ideas. Bring your challenges and ideas and get a critical friend for free!

The role of Social Innovation Europe – Louise Pulford, SIX
Promoting, developing and creating an autonomous future for Social Innovation Europe; collective ownership of the project/network

Social invention – A how to guide – Andreas Hjorth Frederiksen, SOCIAL+ (DK) and more TBC
Introducing a toolbox for social invention: How do we create radically new initiatives?

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch and visit onsite social enterprises

14:15 – 14:45 Money Matters – John Low – Charities Aid Foundation (CAF UK)

Introduction to funding options

14:45 – 15:00 Inspirational Story II.

Exploring how individual organisations and people have endorsed new visions, developing new strategies and tools for survival and success.

15:00 – 16:00 The Money Market

From EU funding, Social to Crowd-funding… this session look to explore how you can fund your great ideas!



16:15 – 17:30 The Hearing.

An open dialogue with challenging questions about current policy and new ideas.

18:00 – end Head to Malmo for Reception

Evening speaker (tbc) and networking dinner. We will physically transport you to another country – but don’t worry its very close


Day 2: Making it happen: Delivery and impact measurement

09:00 – 09:45 Opening – Forum for social innovation (SE),
Making it happen!

Innovative solutions in challenging environments - UniCredit Foundation (Italy) and Marco Traversi – Project Ahead (Italy) on Naples 2.0

The power of competition – Naples 2.0

09:45 – 10:15 The Big Questions Part I

  • Scale up or start big? TBC
  • Do you understand your market? TBC

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:15 The Big Questions Part II

  • John Pepin, Aperio (UK), What skills do you need for growth?
  • Nicolas Hazard – Groupe SOS (France), Are you good value? Demonstrating and measuring your impact – where to start?!

11:15 – 11:30 Inspirational Story III

Exploring how individual organisations and people have endorsed new visions, developing new strategies and tools for survival and success.

11:30 – 12:45 The Solutions Store

Pop up sessions including speakers from the Big Questions sessions and others.

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:45  Bridging the Gap?

Session 1:
David Lane, European Centre for Living Technology (Italy); Simon Van Cleef – The Young Generation (Netherlands); Jamal Shahin – Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) ICT tools for civic engagement

Session 2:
Juliana Hoxha – Partners Albania (Albania); Dr. Abdulwahab Noor Wali – The Humanitarian Forum (UK). Importing – and exporting social innovation: How do we help facilitate cross border partnerships? What are the success factors and barriers to cross border innovation?

14:45 – 15:30 Conclusions and Next steps – Chris Sigaloff Kennisland (Netherlands)

15:45 – 17:00 Euclid Network AGM – MEMBERS ONLY


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