On the 3rd and 4th of April 2014, Sinnergiak took part in the 4th International Symposium organised by the CRISES (Social Innovation Research Centre) at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), entitled “Social change through social innovation”.
The symposium, which served as a space for debate and reflection, focused on analysing social innovation, examining initiatives that have been implemented by various stakeholders that have resulted in social change and redefined society, making it more socially oriented. The event made it possible to highlight the resourcefulness of people, organisations and social movements.
Nearly 400 people took part in the Symposium, with Javier Castro Spila, Coordinator of the Research Centre, representing Sinnergiak Social Innovation (UPV/EHU) and presenting the paper: “Modes d’innovation sociale et gouvernance” (Forms of Social Innovation and Governance) as part of the section on “Gouvernance, innovation organisationnelle et entrepreneuriat social” (Governance, organisational innovation and social entrepreneurship).
About the Centre de Recherche sur les Innovations Sociales – CRISES
The Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales (CRISES) is an interuniversity and multidisciplinary organisation that brings together around sixty researchers who are mainly affiliated with seven institutions: the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), the Université Laval, the Université Concordia, the École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal (HEC Montréal) and the Institut national de la recherche scientifique Urbanisation, Culture et Société (INRS-U.C.S.).