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Thematic Workshop on Social Innovation

27 Jan 2021
Clock 13 : 00 - 16 : 30 CET
Location In person | Vilnius, Lithuania
The third PASSPARTOOL Thematic Workshop addresses the topic of “Social Innovation” and is organised on-line by the Lithuanian Innovation Centre.
Partners and stakeholders will share practices of social innovation and discuss the empirical evidence on how social innovation and social entrepreneurship can positively impact the region’s economy and innovation.
The host organization will present to participants the challanges faced by the Innovation Monitoring and Evaluation framework developed in Lithuania.
The workshop will favour an interactive discussion regarding the challanges related to monitoring of social innovations.
All the relevant outomes will be gathered in a Brief Technical Note to be published in the website.

Please, contact the host organization to join the event and receive the link.

(Please, consider the timing relates to Eastern European Time)

12.50    Login and connection checks
13.00    Definition, Instruments and Monitoring of Social Innovation
by Thijs Broekhuizen, University of Groningen 
Definitions and framework of social innovation. How policy making can foster social innovation and social entrepreneurship to impact the region’s economy and innovation? Challenges that social entrepreneurs and policy makers that aim to stimulate social innovation face
13.20    Innovation Monitoring and Evaluation framework in Lithuania
by Acting Director of Innovation Policy Analysis Unit Artūras Malysis,  Government Strategic Analysis Center
Presentation about tool used for innovation monitoring and evaluation in Lithuania – challenges and lessons learned

13.40    Programme “Create Lithuania”: implementation and  monitoring of the results 
by Coordinator Agila Barzdienė, Create Lithuania 
It is the first and still the only programme for professional development and the applicability of best foreign practices to Lithuania. Presentation about monitoring and measurement of programme results
14.00    Experience of “Create Lithuania” participant
by Kamila Gasinska, Create Lithuania
Experience on the programme Create Lithuania and implemented project “Bully Box” – creating  a tool for quick reporting and response to bullying at school
14:20     Programme “Junior achievement”: implementation and  monitoring of the results
by CEO Andželika Rusteikienė, Junior Achievement Lithuania 
The programme educates students about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on activities. Monitoring and measurement of the results are presented
14:40    Coffee Break
15:00    Break-out sessions
by Thijs Broekhuizen, University of Groningen
How do PASSPARTOOL partners operate, and what do they consider as biggest challenge (policymaking, link with economic outcomes, impact measurement) in developing policies to facilitate social innovation? Policy tools and implications for specific regional challenge?
15:20    Concluding remarks
by Thijs Broekhuizen, University of Groningen

*credits: photo by Zan on Unsplash