TUESDAY 27 JUNE 

09:00 – 10:30
Grand Ballroom

PLENARY SESSION 2
Social innovation and technology in practice

In a fast-changing world where we are facing economic and social challenges, there is an increasing need for governments and other providers to deliver more and better. This is driving the need to create new innovative approaches, which in turn requires a shift in culture of some existing practices. New initiatives involving the use of new technologies, coproduction involving citizens and new sources of funding are therefore gradually becoming more commonplace. Here are three powerful and contrasting examples of social innovation from the Nordic Region and France.

Moderator: Jane Dudman, Guardian journalist & editor of the Guardian’s public leaders, housing and voluntary sector networks

Technology for welfare in the Nordic countries: A practical toolkit
Dennis C. Søndergård, Senior Advisor, Nordic Welfare Centre

Enabling social innovation: Success stories from Paris
Jean-Paul Raymond, Director of Social Services, Children and Health,
City of Paris, France

Social Impact Bonds: innovation through impact investment  
Sari Rautio, Leading Expert on Impact Investing, Sitra – the Finnish Innovation Fund

10:30 – 11:30
Exhibition Hall

Networking break & Project Forum

11:45 – 12:45
Various

WORKSHOP SESSION 2
7 simultaneous workshops selected from open call – Source language in blue

Workshop 8

Co-designing public services to improve minimum income beneficiaries’ integration process
Seine-Maritime County Council, France
[Theme: Social innovation]
Languages: Français, English
Areas of interest: Service planning

Workshop 9

KADANS – An integrated care chain for homeless people
Public Centre for Social Welfare, Antwerp / City Antwerp, Belgium
[Theme: Social innovation]
Languages: English, Español
Areas of interest: Homelessness

Workshop 10

Understanding and Applying the Health and Human Services Value Curve
American Public Human Services Association, USA
[Theme: Social innovation]
Languages: English
Areas of interest: Service planning

Workshop 11

Social Impact Bonds in Finland – a new and innovative funding strategy
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health / Association of Local and Regional Authorities / Sitra Innovation Foundation, Finland
[Theme: Social innovation]
Languages: English, Italiano, Deutsch
Areas of interest: Social innovation

Workshop 12

Safe and secure at home – digital solutions supporting independent living Municipality of Östersund, Sweden
[Theme: Technology]
Languages: English, Deutsch, Español
Areas of interest: Older people / disability

Workshop 13

Technology supporting social policies: an introduction to innovative practices to ease management of services and allowances
Edenred
[Theme: Technology]
Languages: English, Italiano, Français
Areas of interest: Technology

Workshop 14

Child and youth safety in the digital age
Malta Communications Authority (MCA) & the Foundation for Social Welfare Services
[Theme: Technology]
Languages: English, Italiano
Areas of interest: Children / Youth

12:45 – 13:45
Grand Ballroom foyer

Buffet Lunch

14:00 – 15:30
Grand Ballroom

PLENARY SESSION 3
Thinking outside the box: learning from other sectors and continents

The increasingly active role of service users, citizens and other sectors led by grassroots initiatives, social enterprises and businesses is creating a new ‘social innovation’ space. This in turn is changing the relationship between governments, their citizens and other sectors, creating opportunities for new kinds of partnerships. What can we learn from the Buurtzorg community healthcare model which is going global? What role for social enterprise in tackling social exclusion? And what can we learn from other approaches adopted in countries such as India and China? Here are three thought-provoking examples of innovation which everyone is talking about.

Moderator: Jane Dudman, Guardian journalist & editor of the Guardian’s public leaders, housing and voluntary sector networks

Social innovation transforming community healthcare
Jos De Blok, Founder, Buurtzorg, The Netherlands

Tackling barriers from the bottom up through social enterprise
Charlotte de Vilmorin, Founder and Director of Weelhiz, France/
Winner of the European Social Innovation Competition 2015

How to do better with less: introducing Jugaad innovation
Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Indian Business, Judge Business
School, University of Cambridge

15:30 – 16:15
Exhibition Hall

Networking break & Project Forum

16:30 – 17:30
Various

WORKSHOP SESSION 3

7 Simultaneous workshops selected from open call

Workshop 15

Ageing Better: Inclusion through co-production
Care Connect, University of Sheffield, UK
[Theme: Social innovation]
Languages: English, Italiano, Français
Areas of interest: Older people

Workshop 16

Developing innovative services with user through ‘design thinking’
Vienna Social Fund & Wonderwerk Consultancy, Austria
[Theme: Social innovation]
Languages: Deutsch, English
Areas of interest: Service planning

Workshop 17

Time-related policies and smart cities: Best practice example from Lombardy
Lombardy Region, Italy
[Theme: Social innovation]
Languages: Italiano, English
Areas of interest: Service planning

Workshop 18

Combatting Poverty and Social Exclusion while keeping families together – The Maltese Experience
Maltese Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity & the Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS)
[Theme: Social innovation]
Languages: English
Areas of interest: Children & Families

Workshop 19

Simulation Modelling of ICT-Enabled Social Innovation
Joint Research Centre, Directorate Growth & Innovation (European Commission) / State UIniversity of Milan and Open Evidence, Italy / Open University of Catalonia, Spain
[Theme: Technology]
Languages: English, Español
Areas of interest: Social innovation

Workshop 20

In Your Shoes: Supporting teenagers through a user-friendly digital app
City of Aarhus, Denmark
[Theme: Technology]
Languages: English, Français, Español
Areas of interest: Youth

Workshop 21

Using digital learning to develop a flexible workforce
Scottish Social Services Council (Skills for Care and Development) / Northern Ireland Social Care Council, UK
[Theme: Technology]
Languages: English, Italiano, Deutsch
Areas of interest: Workforce

19:00 – 19:30
Exhibition Hall

A toast to 25 years!
Drinks reception hosted by ESN

19:30 – 22:00
Yacht Club, Grand Excelsior Hotel

Gala Dinner sponsored by Edenred, lead conference partner