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Social Innovation Summer School 2018


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About SIC Summer Schools...
The Social Innovation Community (SIC) Summer Schools are participatory learning events that happen all over Europe. Each Summer School includes inspirational keynote speakers, problem solving exercises (workshops) and local site visits. Participants include researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and rural social entrepreneurs.

The SIC Schools provide a chance for you to meet your peers, learn about local and global case studies, share your challenges, and work with other participants to develop solutions together.

SUMSIC 2018 Samsun Edition
Together with the Social Innovation Community (SIC), a Horizon 2020 Programme funded project, run by a consortium of 12 leading organisations across Europe, Middle Black Sea Development Agency (OKA) will host a Social Innovation Summer School between 9-11 May 2018.

The main theme of this event is the correlation between social innovation and rural development.

Key questions we will address include:
● What is social innovation? How can it help us think differently?
● How can we use social innovation tools and techniques to solve local and regional challenges?
● What are the best rural social innovation initiatives and what can we learn from them?
● What can the rural development and social innovation fields learn from each other?

Keynote Speeches Workshops (Problem Solving Exercises) Study Visit: Sürmeli Village Development and Solidarity Association Opening Dinner

Keynote Speeches Workshops (Problem Solving Exercises) Study Visit: Amesia Women’s Cooperative

Keynote Speeches Presentation of Workshop Results Study Visit: Samsun Raw Food Festival Closing Dinner

To apply…
The Summer School is free, participants are chosen through a selection process. Please fill in the Application form by 16 April 2018 and send it to sumsicsamsun2018@oka.org.tr We will notify successful applicants of their chance for participation.

Download application form from:

For more information:
OKA: MeltemYılmaz (meltem.yilmaz@oka.org.tr)
Elif Muratoğlu (elif.muratoglu@oka.org.tr)
İ. Ethem Şahin (iethem.sahin@oka.org.tr)

Julie Munk (julie.munk@socialinnovationexchange.org)