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Designing a more sustainable Europe: Stories for Change and Innovation

30 January - 1 February 2014

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Aula Baratto II floor

The first INSITE workshop of 2014 will focus on Narratives about Sustainability, Innovation and Local Development issues within the European Union with the aim to foster a concrete and stimulating dialogue with the invited organizations (DIPOs – DistributedInnovation Policy Organizations) on how it could be designed and developed a common strategy for guiding the cascades of changes - induced by innovation projects - towards a more socially and environmentally sustainable future. As an INSITE workshop, the meeting will provide the participants with a common ground: social innovation as defined by prof. David Lane.


The workshop will be divided into two parts. Friday the 31st of January will consist of scheduled presentations and roundtables, which will address the mentioned issues also by using the approach (and tools) developed within the Emergence by Design project ( Saturday the 1st of February will be dedicated to working groups and discussion that will form/raise around topics of common interest that would have emerged during the first sessions and in preliminary online talks among the workshop’s participants.The speakers are invited to send in advance the narratives regarding the story of change and innovation they wish to put on the table during the workshop.