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News archive: 2021

Reminder: Final conference of the project SISCODE -Codesign for society in innovation and science


03.05.2021 – Starting today, on 3-7 May 2021, the final conference of the SISCODE project will take place under the title "Co-creating human-centred policies - for a better Europe". During five mornings, results of the project will be presented and a joint manifesto for "Future Policy Making" will be developed. Registration is open until the last day of the conference.


SISCODE at the ISPIM Innovation Conference 2021

2021 ISPIM Innovation Conference Innovating Together

30.04.2021 – Over the past three years, SISCODE has been working alongside two other Horizon 2020 funded projects that are also looking at co-creation: SCALINGS and LIV:IN. As all three projects are ending and will come together again in a panel session at the ISPIM Innovation Conference on June 23rd to share their learnings and to generate a discussion about specific elements of co-creation generated from their distinct empirical material, while identifying the continuing challenges and opportunities seen in this powerful concept.


Major European Network will set up “National Competence Centres for Social Innovation”


30.04.2021 – During ESF’s new funding period 2021-2027, social innovation will be in the spotlight. A key part of “ESF Plus”, as the new seven-year framework is named, will be the “EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)”. EaSI is supposed to promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guarantee adequate and decent social protection, combat social exclusion and poverty, and improve working conditions through social innovations. The German consortium as a part of a large international network, will start its work for these goals in May 2021 with the participation of the sfs.


Final Event of the Project „SIKE – Social Innovation Through Knowledge Exchange“


13.04.2021 – After three years of intensive and transnational work the project “SIKE - Social Innovation through Knowledge Exchange” comes to an end. During the digital final event on 23 April 2021 the project results will be presented and discussed. Furthermore the regional winner teams of the Evolve competition from Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Scotland and Germany will present their social Start-Ups.


Final conference of the project "SISCODE - Codesign for society in innovation and science"


29.03.2021 – From 3-7 May 2021 the final conference "Co-creating human-centred policies - for a better Europe" of the SISCODE project will take place . During five mornings, results of the project will be presented and a joint manifesto for "Future Policymaking" will be developed. In addition, a MOOC about “Co-creation for policy makers: an introductory course” will be launched, which can already be accessed via POK (Polimi Open Knowledge) and soon also via the EU Academy.Vom 3.-7. Mai 2021 findet die Abschlusskonferenz des SISCODE Projekts unter dem Titel “Co-creating human-centered policies - for a better Europe“ statt. An fünf Vormittagen werden Ergebnisse des Projekts präsentiert und ein gemeinsames Manifest für „Zukünftige Politikgestaltung“ erarbeitet.


Erasmus+ Project ARTE: Theatre premieres in Florence and Barcelona under special conditions


04.03.2021 – The show must go on - especially in pandemic exceptional times. This applies as never before as a look at ArtE pilot projects in Italy and Spain shows. The project "ArtE - The Art of Employability", scientifically monitored by sfs researchers Kerstin Guhlemann and Christine Best, aims to improve the social situation and labour market opportunities of young adults in the Mediterranean region; this by the combination of social work, entrepreneurship training with the artistic methods of drama and theatre. To organize the theatre work safely special concepts had to be enabled.


Skills Alliance for Industrial Symbiosis (SPIRE-SAIS) goes Industry 5.0


28.01.2021 – SPIRE-SAIS, a major European research project coordinated by TU Dortmund University, focuses on human and societal aspects of the digitalisation of industrial workplaces. As one of the current key projects of Sozialforschungsstelle, it is the result of long-term cooperations with international partners from research, industry, and policy.


SIKE workshops on the topic of social start-ups


24.01.2021 – As part of the SIKE project, two online workshops on the topic of social start-ups took place on the 12th and 14th of January 2021, organised by Sabrina Janz and Adrian Götting from the sfs with their project partner Social Impact Berlin and in cooperation with Jens Koller from the Innovation-Lab Bochum.