Next Generation Internet Summit

Next Generation Internet Summit

The NEXT GENERATION INTERNET SUMMIT will be held on June 6th and 7th 2017 in Brussels at the European Parliament. The event follows a three-week-long public consultation on the Next Generation Internet, which aimed to query the citizens of Europe on topics related the future of the internet. The campaign was coordinated by PlusValue’s project REIsearch, a […]

[Un]expect the Expected

[Un]expect the Expected

Today, as part of a series of risk management seminars held by the European Stability Mechanism (ESM),  PlusValue’s Filippo Addarii will speak on the topic of impact investing and our work on the European project Dolfins. The event was co-organised by Filippo as part of our continuing work in broadening engagement with and understanding of innovations […]

Open Call for OpenMaker Advisory Board

Open Call for OpenMaker Advisory Board

If you are interested in shaping the future of making and manufacturing in Europe, and have expertise in the subject, we invite you to apply to be part of the OpenMaker Advisory Board. Board members will have a variety of roles in the project, including: High level advisors providing recommendations on OpenMaker developments or innovations and […]

What next for Digital Social Innovation?

What next for Digital Social Innovation?

Digital Social Innovation’s growth and place in the European social and policy sphere. In particular, it has the great potential to contribute to three of the most important challenges facing Europe today by reinventing: Public services, often providing lower-cost models of addressing social needs. Communities and how people live and collaborate together. Business in ways that […]

The Fallacies of Social Innovation in Europe

The Fallacies of Social Innovation in Europe

If social innovation is to be considered a process that spirals outward, as proposed in The Open Book of Social Innovation by The Young Foundation & NESTA (2010), then the EU has been caught spinning its wheels at the centre for more than a decade. Filippo Addarii examined some of the reasons why this may be occurring, […]

Archaeology of social innovation & future perspectives: what’s really at stake?

Archaeology of social innovation & future perspectives: what’s really at stake?

On April 27th Filippo Addarii will address the European Commission Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts (RISE) High-Level Policy Meeting “New trends in Social Innovation”, to be held in Brussels. RISE gives direct strategic support to the European Commissioner for research, innovation, and science, and to the European Commission. It focuses on how to best use […]

What role do you believe the internet plays in Europe’s future?

What role do you believe the internet plays in Europe’s future?

What do you expect from the internet within the next 10 years? Does the internet improve democracy? How dependent are you on your smartphone? In a public consultation launched by EU-funded project REIsearch, a succession of surveys published in newspapers like the Guardian over the next few weeks will ask citizens from all over Europe […]

PlusValue’s Filippo Addarii appointed to EC High-Level Task Force on Financing Social Infrastructure and Maximising Public Value

Filippo Addarii, CEO of PlusValue, has been appointed to the High-Level Task Force on Financing Social Infrastructure and Maximising Public Value (HLTF SI). His focus will be on European responses to social infrastructure investment gaps and public value metrics for social infrastructure investment, a role that will build on PlusValue’s work in civil society engagement […]

The Case for Supporting Social Enterprise: The role of the social economy in promoting social investment

Social enterprises play a key role in delivering high quality and cost effective social services. Proper support for this sector would be the most effective way of allowing integrated social services to flourish. The report by JRC Insights on the role of the social economy in promoting social investment provides more than an observation of […]

The Role of Social Economy in Promoting Social Investment

Social enterprises play an important role in tackling societal challenges. Their numbers have grown significantly over recent years, becoming a strong engine of social innovation in the EU. This trend is confirmed by results of the JRC-led IESI project, which supports the implementation of the EU Social Investment Package through the analysis of ICT-Enabled Social […]