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CfP: Workshop Social Innovation Towards Sustainability | Faro, Portugal 16th April 2020

                Dear colleagues,

I hope you find this workshop interesting and consider to participate.

Best regards,



Contemporary societies are facing a permanent social, economic and ecological
turbulence. Social innovation starts from the willingness to transform ideas
into action to respond to problems and contribute for solutions where public
policies are failing to provide effective answers. Despite the fragmentation
of the field, Regional Science has been an important catalyst for social
innovation research by paying attention to territorial innovative responses to
emerging social needs.

The 25th APDR workshop Social Innovation Towards Sustainability: Embracing
Contemporary Challenges for Regional Development will promote the reflection
and knowledge sharing on social innovation practices connected with
sustainability and regional development. It intends to promote an inter-sector
dialogue among researchers, activists, local, regional and national policy
makers, associations, non-governmental organizations, practitioners of social
innovation and social entrepreneurs.

The workshop will take place on 16th April 2020 at the Faculty of Economics,
University of Algarve (Faro, Portugal). Its main objective is to discuss the
state of the art of social innovation in Regional Science and the contemporary
challenge for sustainability. Topics of discussion, among others, regard
social innovation, micro-scale innovation, transformative innovation,
sustainability transitions and community-based sustainability projects. The
workshop intends to stimulate synergies between research, governance and civil
society initiatives, present examples of community-based good practices, and
contribute to the visibility of social innovation as a central topic for the
transformation of society towards a more sustainable future.

We invite researchers, activists, public officials and social entrepreneurs to
submit proposals for contributions to the workshop. Submissions might be based
on formal research or on concrete activist, community or public policy

More information available at:

Hugo Pinto

Permanent Researcher and Co-Coordinator

NECES - Research Group on Science, Economy and Society

Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra

Invited Assistant Professor

Faculty of Economics, University of Algarve

CinTurs, Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being,
University of Algarve

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