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Engagement Between Social Innovators And Universities

For the last two and a half years, the Strategy for Change  ( project has been developing methodologies for embedding social innovation into student leadership programmes, combining entrepreneurial skills, design thinking and an awareness of how to effect social change in order to prepare the innovators of tomorrow. This event not only aims to showcase the results of the project, hearing the experience of both students and practioners – it also seeks to bring together a range of actors – social innovators, academics, students and enablers – to discuss how universities can support social innovation within their communities

This final dissemination event will consist of:

– roundtables discussing the latest advances in social innovation, design thinking, transformation practice, and student entrepreneurship;

– workshops where participants will have the opportunity to experience first hand some of the techniques and methodologies developed by the project;

– showcasing the work of other practiotioners in similar fields, in particular those funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ programme;

– an opportunity to broker and forge new partnerships and discuss future direction.

With international panels and speakers from all over Europe as well as Scotland, including Gerry Higgins from CEIS, the event promises to offer a rich forum for debate, networking and preparing new initiatives.

The programme of this event can be found at: