S-com is an International non-profit association based in Brussels.

Since 2005, the association has been working towards improving the role of communication in sustainability and social innovation, in line with the European strategy. The creation and dissemination of shared knowledge, research and innovation are the essential conditions to build a sustainable society in economic, social, environmental and institutional terms. It follows that the creation of a sustainable model depends on a communication based on principles such as societal integration and participation.
The work of S-com is based on this premise and is and it aims at identifying languages and innovative communication methodologies, operating through participatory approaches and contrasting perspectives from various institutional representatives across the board, including researchers, professional practitioners and NGOs.

S-com is a smart network of communicators

THE ROLES


PRESIDENT - Marcello Aglietti Zanon

is founder and CEO of ID Consulting ltd. He started his career as researcher in the Joint Research Centre of the EU and he has more than 20 years of experience in European policy consultancy and in management and administration of European projects. From the beginning, he focused the
mission of S-Com on supporting the new European paradigm of smart local development and competitiveness.


SECRETARY GENERAL - Valentina Zoccali

After a Bachelor’s degree in Letters and Philosophy, she studied Social Media Marketing and in 2008 she started to work in the fields of communication, advertising and culture. Since 2012, she has been living in Brussels, where she manages the communications of several EU-funded research projects, as Secretary General of S-Com. In 2015, she designed and started to promote the WISE4ALL initiative.


OUR PILLARS


RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

We work to explain the application of communication within the new challenges of the Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation framework programme 2014-2020, in order to support research actors to become aware of and benefit from Digital and Open science approaches.

 

  • Open Data e Open Access
  • Brokerage Projects and Events
  • Training and Capacity Building

SOCIAL INNOVATION

Social innovation refers to a set of new strategies, concepts, ideas and organizations that meet the social needs of different societal challenges

We work to define the three main interpretations of social innovation: the social mechanisms of innovation, the social responsibility of innovation, the innovation of society.

 

  • Events and Debates
  • Platforms
  • Training and Capacity Building

SUSTAINABILITY

The European Union, through the Lisbon Strategy, enhances its own development policy with regard to social, economic and environmental concerns: the strengthening of knowledge as a common resource, the improvement of local and regional competitiveness, the safeguard of social cohesion. Although the strengthening of communication is not the unique password to sustainability, it is a fundamental process to frame sustainable development in today’s society.

  • Campaign
  • Green Community
  • Training and Capacity Building