Programme overview – Wednesday, November 18, 2015:

08:00-09:00 Registration and morning coffee Ground floor
09:00-09:30 Welcome addresses:

  • Ms. Elisabeth LIPIATOU, Head of the Reflective Societies Unit in the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation
  • Mr. Rudolf HUNDSTORFER, Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (BMASK) 
  • Mr. Ingolf SCHÄDLER, Head of Division Innovation, Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)
  • Mr. Matthias REITER-PAZMANDY, Department Humanities, Cultural and Social Sciences, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)

Introduction: Josef HOCHGERNER, Centre for Social Innovation

Plenary (ground floor)
09:30-10:00 Keynote: “Social innovation and new pathways to social change – first insights from the global mapping”, Jürgen HOWALDT and Antonius SCHRÖDER (SI-DRIVE) Plenary (ground floor)
10:00-10:30 Keynote: “Transformative Social Innovation: Empirical & Theoretical Insights”, Flor AVELINO and Julia WITTMAYER (TRANSIT) Plenary (ground floor)
10:30-11:00 Commentary: “Economic Underpinnings of Social Innovation”,Alex NICHOLLS (CRESSI) and Judith TERSTRIEP (SIMPACT) Plenary (ground floor)
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:00 7 parallel sessions on social innovation topics in research and practice Workshop rooms 11:30-14:00 Excursion: ‘Social Lunch’ at ‘magdas Hotel’, a site of social innovation in Vienna (lunch break and lunch included). Magdas Hotel, 2nd district of Vienna
13:00-14:00 Lunch break Ground floor
14:00-15.30 7 parallel sessions on social innovation topics in research and practice Workshop rooms
15:30-16:00 Coffee break Ground floor
16:00-17:30 Participation and beyond: Co-production and urban transformation, “Urban transformation” refers to world-wide urbanisation and specific local transformation processes in cities, triggered and advanced by social innovations. This plenary aims to create a tangible outcome in support of a collaborative “Network of Social Innovation Cities”. Speakers: Clemens HIMPELE, Municipality of Vienna, Marieke SCHOOTS, University of Tilburg/Midpoint Brabant, NL; representatives from Bilbao and Dortmund tbc. Plenary (ground floor)
Free time and transfer to the city centre (Town Hall)
19:30 Reception by the Mayor of Vienna on the occasion of 25 years Zentrum für Soziale Innovation, ZSI (Ceremonial Hall) Town Hall



Programme overview – Thursday, November 19, 2015:

08:00-09:00 Morning coffee Ground floor
09:00 -10:30 Policy Debate – Speakers from diverse world regions: EU/Europe, Latin America, North America, Africa & Asia: Agnès HUBERT, Former Member of the Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA), EC, now associate researcher with PRESAGE/Science Po, France; Matías ROJAS, Director Socialab Latin America; Frances WESTLEY, WISIR, U. of Waterloo/JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo, Canada; François BONNICI, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, South Africa; Sung-Eun LEE, Vice President of The Hope Institute for Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, Seoul, South Korea; Monica MENAPACE, DG Research and Innovation, Unit Reflective Societies, EC.
Moderator: Louise PULFORD, SIX, Social Innovation eXchange, London
Plenary (ground floor)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break Ground floor
11:00-12:30 8 parallel sessions on social innovation topics in research and practice Workshop rooms 11:00-13:30 2 Excursions to ‘Vinzi-Rast mittendrin’ and ‘Goethehof’, two sites of social innovation in Vienna (lunch break and lunch included). Vinzi-Rast mittendrin,9th district of ViennaGoethehof, 22nd district
12:30-13:30 Lunch break Ground floor
13:30-17:00 Net4Society B2B session: future research collaboration & user involvement 19thfloor (Sky stage) 15:00-17:00 European School of Social Innovation: Annual Assembly 19thfloor (Sky stage)
17:00-17:30 Closing 19thfloor (Sky stage)
17:30 Drinks and farewell 19thfloor (Sky stage)