The Stanford Innovation Review defines social innovation as "...the best construct for understanding - and producing - lasting social change. In order to gain more precision and insight, we redefine social innovation to mean: A novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than existing solutions and for which the value created accrues primarily to society as a whole rather than private individuals."
We have started a map of the resources available around this exciting topic and hope to continue expanding and improving this view of the social innovation landscape.
Social enterprise leaders throughout Europe are urging local authorities to use their powers to help the third sector grow. During a two-day European Commission event in Strasbourg, councils in member states are called upon to use a variety of methods to support the sector.