Innovation Lab

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Innovation Lab

Innovation Lab
Training Course in Hungary

Venue: Szeged, Hungary

Dates: 31/07/16 to 07/08/16

Innovation Lab is a training course dedicated to empowering voluntary and professional youthworkers to realise their ideas and start social innovation projects. 24 people from 11 different countries (Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey) will work together in a six day innovation lab in Hungary, Szeged.

Innovation seems like a new buzzword. On the market and in policy, ‘innovation’ appears as the key for welfare and for stimulating economic growth.

Why an innovation lab? Social innovation is more than suddenly get sparkling inspiration for innovative practices. Sparkling ideas don’t come easily. They often need a lot of work before they are concrete and workable. For example, you need to find resources, people and time, based on the description of your idea. Ideas can also be threatening or bizarre for the organisation of the youth worker. So the supervisors, managers or teams, partners/ funders, need to be convinced to actually realize an innovative idea. You have to be able to sell it within your own organization. In that case, it helps if you have a clear plan. So by this innovation lab we create the framework, the support, the time and the space to work on strong plans for experiment for new youth work practices.

Travel expenses and accommodation will be covered for participants. To be eligible you need to live in Sweden, and have an interest in Social Innovation.

To show your interest, please send a mail to johanna.winroth(at)swideas.se latest on the 28th of June, and let us know why you want to participate in the training course.