This event is in partnership with University of Oxford and will bring together policymakers, public sector commissioners, social finance and social impact investment entities to think about how public and social innovation can be used to create a more inclusive economy.
In the last decade, governments worldwide have explored how social innovation can tackle some of the most complex societal challenges. Meanwhile, a substantial body of research has explored how European and UK policy can foster social innovation to address structural inequality and marginalisation. Drawing from this emerging evidence base, this event will share the lessons learned to support central and local government to capitalise on the opportunities that social innovation presents.
In the afternoon, a practical workshop session will explore:
- Where and how co-creation and other social innovation approaches could lead to better outcomes for inclusive economic policy
- The barriers and opportunities for policymakers and civil servants adopting these approaches
- The skills and support policymakers and civil servants need to adopt social innovation approaches in the policymaking process in the future
Registration opens at 12:00 with the event starting promptly at 12:30. The event is followed by networking and refreshments until 17:00.