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Lourdes Mirón is president of Jovesólides and director of the International Forum of Social Innovation. In this short interview he tells us what the Escuela Creactiva is, how it was born and the main objectives of the association when getting involved in this initiative.   What is the Escuela Creactiva? What drives Jovesólides to get involved in this initiative? It...
The Valencian Community: space for social change In recent years the Valencian Community has become a reference space in the field of innovation and social entrepreneurship. There are multiple and diverse initiatives that practice another type of company. Sustainable, scalable initiatives with a positive social impact. Social entrepreneurship is the tool, increasingly used, to achieve...
Julia Salom Carrasco Inter-university Institute of Local Development University of Valencia The social impact of the pandemic crisis The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and radically widened pre-existing social cracks related to the quality and conditions of housing, employment, the digital divide and access to information. The impact of restrictive measures and teleworking has been very...
Yerma Vilar, journalist of FoodRation4all. The social, economic and technological impact and innovation project ‘Nadie Sin Su Ración Diaria’ (NSSRD) was born with the intention of improving the current system of food donations and, in turn, with the purpose of favoring the social integration of people at risk of exclusion. Currently, it has managed to...
“Even a ruin can be a hope.” This phrase by Miguel de Unamuno has become our leitmotif at the Santa María La Real Foundation. Where others see problems, in the foundation we see solutions, we face them as a key to opportunities. In 1977, a group of dreamers led by the architect and artist José...
“The search for equality between men and women is the greatest social innovation that we have presented as a society”, The philosopher Amelia Valcárcel reiterated on several occasions. The reason is not missing if we observe how by introduccing this social innovation, the result is double: a positive collective impact and economic growth. The social...
It’s 10 years since we started UpSocial. Looking back, we find reasons for celebration, such as the reduction in the rate of extreme poverty or the increase in girls in school in the world, as well as important changes in public mobilization in the fight against racism, the response to the climate crisis or advances...
At Visualfy we have been fighting for a long time to promote the inclusion of people who are deaf and hard of hearing in society, a challenge that is increasingly gaining relevance. Deaf people have always encountered barriers, obstacles that have been aggravated in recent months with the arrival of the pandemic in our lives....
In recent years, social innovation has been at the centre of European academic debates and public policies. The economic crisis of 2008 brought to the forefront social problems that required different responses to find a solution to them. We are talking about: high unemployment rates, the climate emergency, the increase in poverty, the social exclusion...
Another world is possible through social innovation, or what is the same, another reality is possible if we adopt creative solutions to social problems, this is how we understand it from Jovesolides and Red Creactiva. Innovation as a process of collective construction to change our environment with a positive social impact. It is possible, yes,...
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