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SUMSIC: Bologna

2nd Summer School: Bologna 2017

The University of Bologna (Department of Architecture and Department of Economics) ran the second edition of the Social Innovation Community Summer School (SUMSIC 2017). 

The SIC Summer School (SUMSIC 2017) presented an opportunity for a lively discussion about the role of regions as possible ecosystems for social innovation. In this respect, a special emphasis was devoted to the importance of history and culture of a region for the development of such ecosystem, as well as the role of institutions, private and public, to support and facilitate such development. 

The school provided participants with presentations of cases and experiences of social innovation in regions in and outside the EU, as well as general lectures and talks. In line with the learning objectives of the summer school, three parallel workshops were organized in the afternoons in order to tackle challenges proposed by stakeholders of the Social Innovation Community in the Emilia-Romagna region. Each group presented the results of the work conducted in the school in a final presentation in a plenary session the last day of the school. Study visits were organised in order to give participants a better understanding of the ecosystem of social innovation in the Bologna region. 

Read here for the event review.