The Good Practice Collection on Social Innovation was distributed at the conference “Social Innovation – Priority for a European Agenda” at the European Parliament on May 30th 2013.
We are pleased to present you with a collection of good practices and innovative
answers to social problems by European Social Enterprise and Non-profit
Organisations. This will serve as a compendium of best practises in Europe for an
experts’ conference on “Social Innovation – A Priority for a European Agenda” held in
the European Parliament on May 30th 2013.
With these examples we intend to document and illustrate the broadness and
variety of the innovative power of Europe’s social economy. Since the booklet is a
result of an open call for submission, it should be seen only as a collection of
examples and not a holistic representation of the sector. For this reason we decided
to include all cases submitted to us in their original form. In addition to the proven
best-practice examples, we have included some innovative new ideas from other
organisations in the final part of this booklet.
We hope that you enjoy this collection and that it helps to advance exchange on and
further the development of as many of the innovative ideas included as possible.
Heinz K. Becker, MEP
Dr. Florian Pomper, Caritas Vienna