In this report, we focus on what we call the SIC Research Landscape, the international field of social innovation research with its actors and networks, projects and initiatives, trends and topics, and achievements. The report mirrors the thematic structure used in SIC, with its different networks, and reflects upon these separately. It provides an overview of the current research landscape in Europe and beyond and offers key information regarding those who work within different thematic areas of social innovation, their research interests and the current status of their work.
The purpose of this report is to allow for insights into the complex field of social innovation research through relatively short and not entirely academic articles. These insights should help to better understand what social innovation research is about, how it is organised through networks and communities and how it is related to practice in order to support the emergence of an inclusive social innovation re- search community which transcends European borders and research disciplines.
The findings of the report can be used by all those who work in social innovation and are looking for new opportunities to get involved with a community, which is growing in a very dynamic way. The report demonstrates ongoing processes of community building in all thematic areas under review.
The University of the Basque Country, through Sinnergiak Social Innovation, has actively contributed to this deliverable by analyzing and writing one of the charter of the report, specifically, the one tackled on Public Sector Innovation.
For more information about the report: Exploring the Research Landscape of SI