On the 7th and 8th of January, two brunch seminars on social innovation and social entrepreneurship will be arranged in Vilnius. Arrangers are Y2Y initiative in collaboration with Malmö University and Swedish Institute. The arrangements are part of a follow-up of the Swedish Institute’s SAYP (Summer Academy for Young Professionals) program, but are open to all that are interested in the topics. Confirm your participation to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to attend, the seminars can be followed in real time on Bambuser.
Thursday January 07th 2016 – 13:00 Restaurant KITCHEN – Didžioji g. 11, Vilnius
Fredrik Björk, Malmö University: “Social Innovation: Youth Participation in Governance”
An important part of social innovation is the opening of governance structures and processes to diversity. There can be any number of drivers for this and it also reflects the extent to which these initiatives enables sustainable change and inclusion. In this seminar, more or less successful examples of youth participation in governance from different countries will be discussed.
Thursday January 08th 2016 – 12:00 Restaurant KITCHEN – Didžioji g. 11, Vilnius
Fredrik Björk, Malmö University: “Global trends in social entreprenurship”
During the last 15 years, the interest in social entrepreneurship as a strategy to meet different challenges in society has grown continuously. In different countries it has developed differently, depending on economical, political, social and cultural contexts. Today, social entrepreneurship has reached a level of maturity, and several more or less global trends can be identified – in research, policymaking and not least in the practice of social entrepreneurship itself.