Open Innovation Summit 2018

Social innovation as a new European paradigm
for sustainable urban development

Venue: Open Incet

via Cigna 96/17 Torino

20 September
(Workshop Session 09.30 - 12.30)

Side Event Organised By The Municipality Of Turin (PON Metro 2014-2020)

Official language: EN - Translation service in IT will be provided


Cities are the ideal leverage platforms for social innovation, as they represent whole ecosystems where to create and diffuse new or established strategies and actions for generating integrated urban development for economic, social and environmental impact. The notions of social innovation and ecosystem are strictly interrelated, as there cannot be a shared set of solutions enacted by a collective of actors without processes that are social by design.

The next EU programming period 2021 – 2027 could represent an opportunity to further develop the work that many cities in Europe are performing on social innovation.

The workshop is aimed to bring together representatives from Italian metropolitan cities, EU institutions, social innovation communities, relevant national and international stakeholders, with a twofold purpose: advocating for social innovation to be recognised in the next EU programming period as a key strategy to design and deliver urban actions; to position cities as a relevant European actor on social innovation in order to foster better cooperation with international organisations and networks committed to promote innovative social policies.


09.00 – 09.30: Registration


09.30:  Welcome by host and chair

Paola Pisano, Deputy Mayor for Innovation and Smart City, City of Turin

Gianfranco Presutti, City of Turin

Fabrizio Barbiero, City of Turin

Fabio Sgaragli, Open Incet - Fondazione G Brodolini


9.45- 10.00: Key note presentation 

Findings from the EU Report “The support of ESF to Social Innovation”

Presenter: Costanza Paganini, Fondazione G Brodolini


10.00 – 11.00 Input presentations

The CITY level (visions, needs and challenges)

Representatives from URBACT, UIA, Boostinno, Eurocities, PON METRO cities


11.00 – 12.00 Input presentations

The INTERNATIONAL level (instruments and funding opportunities)

Representatives from DG Regio, Employment, ILO, World Bank


12.00 – 12.30 Input presentations



12.30 – 12.45 Conclusions and next steps


12.45  Networking lunch