This course stems from an analysis of local needs, and also from the desire to contribute to the development of participatory models and self-management formulas, which respect public rules and embody citizenship rights, which must not be subject to the market.
We define social innovations as new ideas (products, services and models) that simultaneously meet social needs and create new social relationships or collaborations. In other words, they are innovations that are both good for society and enhance society’s capacity to act.
Robin Murray, Julie Caulier Grice and Geoff Mulgan
Several studies highlighted that the lack of tailored initiatives aimed at re-thinking and re-organizing the approaches and the structure of the supply system, on one hand, could determine the loss of the “universal trait” that characterizes the Italian welfare system and, on the other hand, could also lead to a decrease in social cohesion.