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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mapping and Analysis of ICT-enabled Social Innovation initiatives promoting social investment across the EU

Full article here. This report presents the results of the analysis of the consolidated mapping of ICT-enabled social innovation initiatives promoting social investment gathered as part of the research project entitled ‘ICT-Enabled Social Innovation to support the Implementation of the Social Investment Package’ (IESI). The dataset includes 613 initiatives inventoried over the course of the […]

Social Entrepreneurship in the Western Balkans: State of Play

Full article here (pdf). Introduction Social enterprises (SEs) are businesses that combine the sale of products and/or services with achieving wider social, environmental, and community objectives. SE models are typically hybrid business forms – using a modification of commercial operations, such as sharing financial profits with co-owners, staff or other social ventures, paying above-market prices […]