European Social Innovation Week 2015, 14-18 September 2015

10.08.2015 event

European Social Innovation Week 2015 will, this year, be held from the 14-18 September 2015 at the Sporrzone in Tilburg, Netherlands. Admission is free but registration is necessary and can be completed online.

The European social innovation week is created through ‘co-creation’. The programme is exciting because participants have the opportunity to organise their own events. This makes ESIW2015 an excellent forum for the sharing of ideas, inspiration, knowledge and experience.

The final programme has been decided by the programme committee on the basis of submitted proposals. The programme is diverse and should help people from different disciplines to inspire each other with their experiences of innovative projects or ideas. Sessions are scheduled that address issues as diverse as ‘Big Data’, technology for care, urban transformations and much more.

On Tuesday 15th September David Lankes will be taking part in a symposium entitled ‘Together Smarter’. His lecture at 3pm entitled ‘Expect More’ will discuss the current and future role of the library and the librarian and will challenge the public to consider the new design of librarianship. David Lankes is a professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and director of the Information Institute of Syracuse.

One of the highlights of the week will occur on Friday 18th September, 2015 when the winners of the Social Innovation Award will be announced. This will be the fifth time that the prize has been awarded. The winners will form the Social Innovation Award Academy and will meet regularly to consider how their work can be used to strengthen social innovation and to discuss developments in their own innovations.
More information about the event is available here