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What's the impact of civic engagement on society?
Where does social innovation take place?
How can organizations and committed citizens
promote social innovations?
How can we assess social impact by studying social innovation?
What is the role of third sector in fostering
social innovation?


Welcome to! The ITSSOIN project (Impact of the Third Sector as SOcial INnovation) investigates the impact of the Third Sector and civic engagement on society, which goes beyond their economic benefits or the natural virtue of caring for others.

Learn more about the project here.

And find a short presentation of the project in our ITSSOIN flyer.

Recent News & Events

    • The concluding conference of the ITSSOIN-project will take place  at the representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg in Brussels on: 20. February 2017. To register for the concluding conference, please click here.

    • The last months were a very productive time for ITSSOIN. Prior to the completion of the case selections (published here), we had several internal meetings and events. In March, our consortium meeting took place in Milan, hosted by Bocconi University. At the centre of this meeting …

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    • It’s half time for the ITSSOIN project. Time to get together and reflect on the results of our interim investigations! After one year of extensive research we will hold the project’s mid-term conference. It will take place on July 8, 2015 at ESSEC Business School in …

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    • We want to congratulate our partners from the University of A Coruña and the University of Oviedo for their publication in the current edition of the Service Industries Journal. The article analyzes social innovation under the umbrella of the transformative service research framework. Adopting a resource-based …

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