Social innovation as a concept has gained importance in the European policy discourse. Social innovation is about the development and implementation of new ideas (products, services and models) to meet social needs and create new social relationships or collaborations, i.e. using a more participatory approach. The aim is usually to make better use of public and human resources while preventing social exclusion.
To explore the concept further and its implications for the Nordic Countries, The Nordic Council of Minister’s Working Group on Demography and Welfare together with Nordregio arranged a workshop entitled Social Innovation: new Nordic approaches for solving demographic and welfare challenges.
Presentations from the workshop