Panel: The policy perspective - digital & social for the future of Europe


Shaping the Future of Digital Social Innovation in Europe

Discussing how digital technologies and the internet are changing how social innovation happens

17 February 2015, 09:00 Charlemagne Building, De Gasperi Room, 170 Rue de la Loi, B-1049-Brussel Organiser: Nesta On the 17th of February 2015, Marietje Schaake will speak on a panel discussing  the results and key findings of a study on Digital Social Innovation in the context of the Digital Agenda. Digital technologies and the internet are changing how social innovation happens. Over the last 18 months, the European Commission has funded Nesta, the Waag Society, Esade Business School and the Institute for Research and Innovation to study this new phenomenon, which we call Digital Social Innovation (DSI). The study explores how emerging technologies in the digital economy can transform society by the mobilisation of collective action, enable a more collaborative economy, new ways of making, citizen participation, sustainability and social innovation. On 17 February, we will gather leading European practitioners, funders, academics and policy makers from EU, national, regional and local governments working on Digital Social Innovation to discuss lessons from the research and the future of DSI in Europe. On the website, you can read more about the research and explore the network of DSI organisations that has been developed as part of the research.  More information about this event can be found here.