Social innovation: “New ways to provide new skills for new societies”
Encouraging social innovation is a key to reach the ambitious targets set in the Europe 2020 Strategy and in the Education and Training 2020 work programme. We believe that lifelong learning is a driver of social innovation and it is necessary to further support innovative pedagogies and learning methods in Europe. New pedagogical approaches can deliver a broader view on education and allow for more comprehensive inclusion policies. Along those lines, our members are committed to encourage social innovation in education and training systems. According to them, social innovation takes place at all levels and in all sectors of education and training, but most of the time, it remains limited to a particular territory or sector. Public and private resources should be mobilised to further support innovative community-based solutions. Moreover, creating bridges across sectors and countries can encourage (social) innovation.
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