There’s a lot of social innovation going on. All over the world, citizens, governments, communities, NGOs are experimenting with new ways of responding to social issues.
"Clarity of both programme design and the challenge you set are critical to success"
We explore the debate around what makes a successful prize challenge to promote public and social innovation.
NESTA is abuzz with activity this morning because the Neighbourhood Challenge projects are being announced today!
We received a huge response to our Neighbourhood Challenge project. Here are some useful tips for those of you wanting to go through a similar process again.
The solution to better public services isn't better technology, it's just enough technology to allow better human contact.
NESTA’s"Social Challenge Prize Guide" explains how to find exciting grassroots projects that actually deliver.
How one small idea in Scotland challenges the cynics who say Big Society can't work
Chris Sherwood sums up the discussion and debate on the role of older citizens in society, from our Ageing Society seminar at Civil Service Live.
If we involve communities as active partners in the battle to fight climate change, they will respond with approaches that embrace changing behaviours and lifestyles.
In an ageing society, we need to imagine a radically different role for public services - as conveners and relationship builders rather than one-stop package providers.
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