ASIS 
Alpine Social Innovation Strategy
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Overview

Social innovation plays an important role when it comes to finding new solutions for social or environmental problems. The ASIS project created a new vision of social innovation, by addressing three angles: increasing knowledge, changing behaviour and influencing attitude in the Alpine regions. The project established a new approach of innovation that answers specific economic and societal challenges met by each Alpine area. Furthermore, they showed ways to increase cooperation between territories and social innovation actors. The “White Book on social innovation public policies and strategies” offers an overview of all strategic actions and instruments proposed by the ASIS consortium, together with concrete implementation methodologies and procedures to support national, regional and local authorities to implement the change.

Factsheet

  • 2014 – 2020
  • Innovative
  • Improve the framework conditions for innovation in the Alpine space
    • Group 1: To develop an effective research and innovation ecosystem
  • 04/2018
  • 04/2021
  • 1.798.031 EUR
  • 1.528.327 EUR

Partners

Chair of entreprenership in Social and Solidatity Economy of Lyon2 University (Lead partner)
  • Lead partner
  • France
  • Rhône-Alpes
  • LYON
    OXALIS SCOP
    • France
    • Rhône-Alpes
    • AIX Les Bains
        Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
        • Austria
        • Kärnten
        • Spital an der Drau
            Steinbeis 2i Ltd
            • Germany
            • Stuttgart
            • Stuttgart
                DEVELOPMENT AGENCY KOZJANSKO
                • Slovenia
                • Vzhodna Slovenia
                • Sentjur
                    Center of Space Technologies Herman Potočnik Noordung
                    • Slovenia
                    • Vzhodna Slovenia
                    • Vitanje
                        Municipality of Turin
                        • Italy
                        • Piemonte
                        • TORINO
                            Torino Chamber of commerece, industry, handcraft and agriculture
                            • Italy
                            • Piemonte
                            • Italy
                                City of Lyon
                                • France
                                • Rhône-Alpes
                                • Lyon
                                    Austrian Standards International
                                    • Austria
                                    • Wien
                                    • Vienna
                                        Amadeus Association for trans-national Education
                                        • Austria
                                        • Extra-Regio NUTS 2
                                        • Vienna
                                            Department of Isere
                                            • France
                                            • Rhône-Alpes
                                            • Grenoble cedex
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                                                • 46.382292715.2957926
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                                                Outcomes


                                                • A common vision of social innovation

                                                  Strategy
                                                  Based on researches and innovative propositions, the ASIS partners defined a new vision of innovation and ultimately a common definition of what social innovation is.
                                                  After realizing a state of art on social innovation that created a general framework to understand the concept of social innovation, a quantitative analysis was elaborated to get a better understanding of how do actors perceive social innovation. This study enabled to converge to a common definition of social innovation adopted by all ASIS partners. Precisely it focuses on the conception of Social Innovation on several criteria: 1/ Social Innovation is an innovation 2/ Social innovation is focused on social issue 3/ Through a collaborative approach that includes beneficiaries 4/ Finally social innovation is a process that creates positive impact on society and actors

                                                • Main challenges faced by the Alpine area

                                                  Strategy
                                                  This report presents how social innovation could be a key to solve the main challenges faced by the Alpine area.
                                                  This report presents how social innovation could be a key to solve the main challenges faced by the Alpine area, helping to identify axes of cooperation and development on social innovation, for a shared Alpine space strategy.

                                                • The White Book

                                                  Tool
                                                  The White Book is a comprehensive document gathering all materials, reports, tools and recommendations produced but the ASIS partners, to create an overview of all the new strategic actions and instruments proposed by the ASIS consortium, together with concrete implementation methodologies and more.
                                                  The White Book is a comprehensive document gathering all materials, reports, tools and recommendations produced but the ASIS partners, to create an overview of all the new strategic actions and instruments proposed by the ASIS consortium, together with concrete implementation methodologies and procedures. Its objective is to support national, regional and local authorities to implement the change and help them to play a crucial role as actors and supporters of this new vision of innovation and value system.

                                                • Trainings and Guidelines

                                                  Tool
                                                  A series of trainings and guidelines have been developed to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge about social innovation.
                                                  A series of 5 guidelines as well as 8 online trainings have been developed, to enable the transfer of new knowledge created in the thematic work packages of the project. The ASIS guidelines are devised to transfer expertise about Social Innovation. They are mainly addressed to public authorities, to enable them to better support Social Innovation projects. The ASIS online trainings are designed to disseminate project findings to public authorities, sectorial agencies, business support organizations, companies as well as higher education and research institutes. They consist of presentations, videos to consolidate the training content as well as a quiz which allows trainings participants to test the knowledge they acquired. These materials are accessible to the public in 5 languages on the ASIS platform.

                                                • The Social Innovation Strategy Platform

                                                  Tool
                                                  The Social Innovation Strategy Platform is a website which aims to promote, encourage and support Social Innovation in the Alpine region, by giving access to numerous of tools and publications and being a source of inspiration.
                                                  The Social Innovation strategy platform – available at www.socialinnovationstrategy.eu – is one of the project's main outputs and aims to promote, encourage and support Social Innovation in the Alpine region. It provides a resource center dedicated to Social Innovation, an online tool to discuss about Social Innovation issues and to share information and ideas. In addition to general information about the ASIS project, the platform contains three central elements: - Publications section to discover all the reports and deliverables of the project - Initiatives section to highlight best practice examples of Social Innovation - ASIS trainings and guidelines.

                                                • Evaluation tool

                                                  Tool
                                                  The ASIS evaluation tool is a software developed to facilitate the selection of promising projects with social impact. This software serves as an aid in the evaluation of these projects by comparing the current application with ongoing or terminated programs in the field of social innovation.
                                                  The ASIS evaluation tool is a software developed to evaluate program applications in the field of social innovation and to facilitate the selection of promising projects with social impact. It aims at supporting decision making by comparing input data (e.g. from project proposals or planned projects) with structural data from successful projects in the Alpine Space, therewith giving hints which indicators are in “normal” range, and which indicators may be somewhat different from other projects, requiring an in-depth analysis of the single case. The program is available online or can be dowloaded. The explanatory handbook is available in 5 languages.