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  1. 24 October 2012 “What do we understand by social innovation in different EU countries” Meeting of Europe’s Foundations, Regions and Cities for Social Innovation

  2. SOCIAL INNOVATION Premises Brief Presentation of the Basque environment Brief Presentation of the Novia Salcedo Foundation Challenges facing Social Innovation Some points for debate 2

  3. PREMISESOF SOCIAL INNOVATION There is no sustainable economic innovation without social innovation, which consists in:Freedom of thought and expression, knowledge, Creativity and cooperative attitude of INDIVIDUALS + Ethical and shared leadership in ORGANISATIONS + Economic system dedicated to SOCIAL VALUES. 12 3 4 3

  4. PREMISESOF SOCIAL INNOVATION For there to be social innovation, there needs to be change at three levels: INDIVIDUALS ORGANISATIONS SOCIETY 123 4 4

  5. PREMISESOF SOCIAL INNOVATION Beginning withindividuals / groups /organisations as agents of change which impact on Society, in order to society in turn to influence other individuals, groups and organisations 1234 5

  6. PREMISESOF SOCIAL INNOVATION We identify 4 challenges in these 3 levels: equality, exercised through shared leadership, participation, in order for society to control the economic system, cooperation, in order to innovate the economic system at the service ofsocial values 1234 6

  7. THE BASQUE ENVIROMENTBRIEF PRESENTATION Basque Autonomous Community. Challenges towards Europe 2020. Intelligent growth: open economy based on knowledge and innovation. Sustainable growth: an economy which makes efficient use of resources, which is greener and more competitive Inclusive growth: economy with high employment levels, and ensures social and territorial cohesion. Euskadi as a reference for innovation in Europe Strategy 2020 Panel of innovation indicators (IUS 2011). Ranking UE-27 7 Source: EUSTAT, Panel of innovation indicators (IUS 2011)

  8. Non-profit institution with 32 years of activity as an independent civil society organisation • Acts in the Basque Autonomous Community, and dedicated to responding to its challenges and following the principles of good management and transparency • Member of the Basque Network for Science, Technology and Innovation • Member of the Basque Agency for Innovation INNOBASQUE, and active collaborator in social innovation working groups: Values, CSR, Youth Employment, legislation on Lifelong Learning, draft legislation on good governance and transparency, social entrepreneurship. • Works from three perspectives: • direct action with youth and organisations, • reflection- ICARUS Think Tank, • awareness-raising in society NOVIA SALCEDO FOUNDATIONBRIEF PRESENTATION 8

  9. NOVIA SALCEDO FOUNDATIONBRIEF PRESENTATION • Developing 5 lines of strategic orientation: • Leading the integration of youth into organisations through innovation and added value • Acting as an agent for Social Innovation • Developing research, knowledge, training and innovation • Influencing, provoking and mobilising relevant political, socio-economic and cultural actors • Internationalising the scope and influence of NSF’s work 9

  10. NOVIA SALCEDO FOUNDATION2010 TODAY Reduce thepower of theeconomyon governance Revaluepolitical leadership Incorporation of minorities Redefine what has Social value Howorganisationsunilaterallybenefitfromthevalues of individuals ICARUS THINK-TANK: Identification of challenges in each of the three action levels Lack of techniquestoachieve a jointvision Questforimmediatebenefits Lack of competenciestodeliberate Indifference and Self-sufficiency Transmissionof values Definition of alternativevalues Building of values (consumerism) 10

  11. ICARUS THINK-TANK: Viable actions, from where to begin INDIVIDUALS Promoting the value of cooperation and teamwork to address innovation. Create opportunities where this experience can be tested ORGANISATIONS SOCIALINNOVATION Promote the "good governance" and leadership aimed at encouraging the development of people and the construction of shared value with others. Impulse organizations advancing social learning. SOCIETY Importance of defining what has "social value". Leveraging policy towards the common good and social collaboration. It is necessary to improve the quality of governance, responsible involvement of the media and a review of educational and research systems adapted to this reality. The Human Development Index is not being used as an indicator of economic measure of a society. 11

  12. IDEAS FOR DISCUSSION Social innovation claims a central role for human society, to help rethink economic issues and put them at our service. We do not have measurement systems for  social innovation linked to sustainable economic innovation. Human Development Index. Do not forget that the process of influencing the environment is mutually influential among the three levels individuals / organisations / society. Social innovation "is neither bought nor sold”; it is a social process which must be conquered. SOCIAL INNOVATION 12

  13. IDEAS FOR DISCUSSION THANK YOU! BEGOÑA ETXEBARRIA-FUNDACIÓN NOVIA SALCEDO b.etxebarria@noviasalcedo.es SOCIAL INNOVATION 13