All posts by valentinazoccali

By March 07, 2016

Interview with Rita Biancheri – Professor in Sociology, Department of Political Sciences, Pisa University Are we facing a social change? In your opinion, what are the main challenges and the main opportunies of this moment? The main new challenges, besides globalization, relate the concept of “liquid society”, with the loss of the traditional points of


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By March 02, 2016

Anna Fumarola is Project Manager of Mujeres por Africa Foundation, “At the Women For Africa Foundation we focus on research carried out by women. Our program, Science by Women , aims at empower excellent senior African researchers by integrating them into world-class centres in Spain. Science by Women is an innovative programme because it targets


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By February 15, 2016

Arianna Lazzini is currently Research at Modena and Reggio Emilia University, Department of Communication and Economics. ” In the past, the driving force of an enterpise was profitability. The economic growth of an enterprise was defined only by concepts such as production increase, consumption increase, income increase.Today, the economic growth of an enterpise means evolution


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By February 01, 2016

Social Innovation: what does it mean for you? The process of social innovation is a radical change of the concept that saw the public as the depository of certain knowledge, it imposed certain policies in a detached way. Today, policies must be reinforced and implemented by public/ private partnerships. Recent news from the Italian newspaper,


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By January 22, 2016

Nancy Saladino is a sociologist who works in the social field over 30 years. She Her path has been very long, starting from the psychiatric field to the care and rehabilitation of drug addicts field. She has been involved in the active labour market and, thanks to this, she has become an expert of this


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By January 18, 2016

Paola Fantini is currently Research Coordinator at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering. Her research and innovation area is sustainability, and more specifically social sustainable and human centered manufacturing, the seamless integration of humans in cyber physical production systems in the emerging Industry 4.0 paradigm. With the university foundation, Fondazione Politecnico


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By January 08, 2016

“Social innovation is not a panacea but if encouraged and valued it can bring immediate solutions to the pressing social issues citizens are confronted with. In the long term, I see social innovation as part of a new culture of empowerment that we are trying to promote”.


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By December 15, 2015

“The Commission Communication entitled “Europe 2020 – A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth” (the “Europe 2020 Strategy”) defines a approach that aims to turn the European Union into a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy delivering high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion. In that communication, the Commission remarked that the European Union


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By December 07, 2015

Research has two principal faces: the social and the technological one. But it remains always a methodology used to increase human knowledge. Social and technological research is a key factor in pushing our society towards a new ethical social model. It is able to create innovation, that has a strong impact on our everyday lives,


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By December 07, 2015

Paola Bucciarelli – research coordinator for DG Connect  European Commission “Digitalization is changing all areas of our lives and all processes that have not been touched by it yet. The process is unstoppable.Technologies support values of our society and of the EU. Values of peace, of security, of a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.What is


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