Call for good practices: Social innovation – the role of civil society organization online conference

Credits: Social Innovators

Recent health crisis, the limits of the market and the state to address important social challenges, using conventional wisdom and traditional approaches, global challenges that are first and foremost threats, the need of traditional business to reconnect with society and to adopt more socially accepted behaviours and transition from an industrial to a knowledge and service-based society, call for a change in the way we act.

The complex issues that organizations and sectors are not able to face on their own are accumulating, thereby increasing the need to develop new roles within and between social sectors.

According to the OECD The Innovation Imperative, new sources of growth are urgently needed to help the world move to a stronger, more inclusive and sustainable growth path. Social innovations have therefore become attractive to policy-makers and are a key element of the European vision for future decades.

Social innovation does not belong to any particular actor or sector. Rather, it can occur in all, and especially in overlapping sectors.

SOCIAL INNOVATION: THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION online conference will focus on the role the civil society organizations have.


We invite all that represent or act in the interest of citizens to share your good practices, innovations and actions that address societal challenges and feasible solutions and implement a great variety of social innovations.

Activists, associations, non-governmental organizations, social enterprises and foundations from Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia.

Because there are already so many great actions, solutions and innovations happening in the CSO sector. We would like to highlight that in the LABORATORIES section of the conference.

Actions, solutions, services or products that are social innovations in one of
the following areas:

  • Circular change
  • Human rights
  • Education

Present your good practice via the online application form. It will be reviewed and evaluated by conference laboratory leaders and Social Innovators project coordinator. Two best practices in each thematic area will be selected and invited to take part in the laboratories (10-minute presentation per best practice).

Selected best practices will be presented in the form of 2-minute animated video, that will be created by professional video makers.

Apply until the 11th of November 2021 (we’ve extended the deadline!). In case of selection, present your good practice on Tuesday, 30th of November 2021.

Interested in the online conference programme? Find out more HERE!

Apply here.

The online conference is organized within the Social Innovators project, which is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The conference is co-funded by the US Embassy in Slovenia.



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