>This is European Social Innovation

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Euclid Network celebrated its first seminar in Spain last Monday despite of the Volcano. It was a great event thanks to an impressive list of participants. More than one hundred third sector leaders attended, including Paul Adamson (Spear), Carlos Alvarez Jimenez and Rosa Gallego (AEF), Miguel Angel Cabra de Luna (ONCE), Stephen Bubb (Acevo), Maria Calvo (Ashoka), Daniela Deuber (BMW Foundation), Elena Garrigues (Garrigues Foundation), Marisa Gomez Crespo (Plataforma ONGs Acción Social), Jon Mancisidor (BBK), Pepa Torres (Luis Vives Foundation), Ricardo Valls (Antares).. but the most interesting part of the event came at the end of the session.

Following the idea of visualizing what social innovation is and promote it across Europe, the European Commission in collaboration with SIX, Euclid Network and other social innovation networks will identify 10 large scale successful social innovation initiatives which represent the great potential for employment and sustainable development in times of recession. The competition will be called “This is European Social Innovation”. I will keep you informed.

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