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The Second International Conference on Social Innovation in Languedoc-Roussillon

The Second International Conference on Social Innovation took place at the REALIS Centre of Montpellier, on the 27th of November 2015. The LanguedocRoussillon Regional Association of Cooperative Enterprises and the Alter’Incub network organised this high point of exchanges focused on funding social innovation with the Languedoc-Roussillon Region and the Movement of Social Entrepreneurs.

Sponsored by Nicolas Hazard (Chairman of Le Comptoir de l’Innovation, Vice-Chairman of SOS Group and Chairman of Calso) and led by Denis Stokkink (Chairman of the Think and Do Tank Pour La Solidarité), this event gathered 250 participants from all over France. 16 speakers from France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Great-Britain and the Netherlands came to Montpellier for this occasion and testified of the diversity of practices on each territory.

Thanks to the great plurality of participants and speakers, the Second International Conference on Social Innovation met the challenges it pursued: to highlight different, innovative, European approaches to trigger reflection on all those initiatives on a local level and to testify about the Languedoc-Roussillon Region being one step ahead of others regarding social innovation: Alter’Incub is the 1st Social Innovation Incubator and REALIS Centre is the 1st centre dedicated to social entrepreneurs.

Read the feedback on the event including:

  • Snapshot on funding social innovation
  • Presentations in the plenary sessions and workshops
  • Challenges and Prospects of Financing social innovation