Throughout the project phases diverse Deliverables are produced in the various Work Packages. These can include training tools; workshop reports; position, discussion or working papers etc.
This is Deliverable 6.7. It presents an approach for evaluating (transformative) social innovation. It does this by focusing on the narratives of change of social innovation initiatives as well as the critical turning points that happened during the journey of (transformative) change in which the initiatives engaged.
This Training Tool on “Resourcing for SI Initiatives” has as main objective to conceptualize the design of resourcing strategies useful for practitioners. This training tool aims to complement the Training Tools on Social Learning (D.6.5) and Monitoring (D.6.7). This is why the Training Tool for Resourcing has a modular structure.
This report deals with the topic of resourcing, and it consists of 6 parts: (1) a working paper on social innovation resourcing strategies and transformation pathways, (2) a working paper on resourcing strategies of 4 success cases of social innovation in the US, 3) a discussion paper on social impact bonds as a resource for social innovations, 4) key insights about resourcing for practitioners and policy makers, (5) an outline of the facilitation tool on resourcing, (6) the workshop report on resourcing and monitoring. It is compiled in conjunction with the report on monitoring (Deliverable 2.5).
This deliverable focuses on the topic of monitoring for social innovation, and consists of 4 parts: (1) working paper on monitoring and evaluation for social innovators, (2) key insights about monitoring for practitioners and policy makers (inputs for the TRANSIT brief), (3) an outline of the facilitation tool (input for proto-typing tools), (4) the workshop report on resourcing and monitoring.
The purpose of this deliverable is to report on the development of a consolidated version of a middle-range theory of transformative social innovation (TSI). The central part of this deliverable presents both the final set of propositions and a summary of the eventual theoretical and conceptual framework that was co-designed alongside them. Together they represent a presentation of an ambitious and wide-ranging body of empirically-grounded theory development on social innovation and transformative change: a middle-range theory of transformative social innovation.
This deliverable is the synthesis report of work package 5 "Cases and Evidence – Meta analysis" and it presents the results of the meta-analysis of TSI propositions through the Critical Turning Points database. The synthesis provides empirical testing and substantiation of 12 propositions on TSI, as inputs for the final account of TSI theory.
The Training Tool on social learning "Building Learning for Transformative Social Innovation" has as main objective to generate skills of conceptualization and design of learning strategies oriented to the resolution of problems by the practitioners.
The object of the present deliverable is the integration of the main outcomes of empirical research and integration activities developed within the TRANSIT project on the cross-cutting theme of “social learning” as well as the distilling of main insights for the development of “practical briefs and tools”.
The purpose of this deliverable (D3.3) of the TRANSIT research project is to report on the development of a ‘second prototype’ of a middle-range theory of transformative social innovation. The version of the prototype presented here has been further developed during months 18-30 of the project, based on the four main areas of research activity.
This report has two parts. Part 1 of the report gives an overview and a comparative analysis of the findings from the 20 case study reports in TRANSIT about aspects of transformative social innovation (TSI). Part 2 of the report consists of extended abstracts of 8 papers which either focus on empirical phenomena surfacing in different TRANSIT cases, take a societal or methodological issue as starting point, address propositions from TRANSIT proto-theory, build upon thematic clusters used for case selection or inductively develop specific sensitizing concepts further.
As part of the TRANSIT project, an embedded case study approach is used to ground and test the emerging middle-range theory on transformative social innovation (TSI). This approach combines both qualitative, in-depth case-study analysis, as well as quali-quantitative comparative metaanalysis. In WP4, the focus is on grounding the theory through in-depth case study work. The aim of the in-depth embedded case studies is to develop knowledge about the emergence of social innovation and social innovation initiatives/networks as well as TSI-agency and TSI-dynamics.
This first deliverable of Work package 5 describes the main steps that needed to be taken to move from a roughly defined research design to guidelines for meta analysis. In outlining not only the set-up for meta-analysis but also the methodological choices that led towards it, the deliverable serves two purposes.
The purpose of this deliverable (D3.2) of the TRANSIT research project is to report on the development of a ‘first prototype’ of a middle-range theory of transformative social innovation. The ‘prototype’ is presented here in the form a framework for Transformative Social Innovation, which at this point (in the research process) consists of a theoretically-grounded conceptual framework for TSI together with a set of propositions about the dynamics of TSI, that have been developed based on the findings of the first phase of empirical research in the project.
This report gives an overview and a comparative analysis of the findings from the 12 first case study reports in TRANSIT about aspects of transformative social innovation (TSI). Each of the 12 reports, on which the report is based, includes an analysis of a transnational social innovation network and at least two local social innovation initiatives.
This deliverable provides a platform for policy makers, practitioners, academics and social innovators to exchange experiences on the governance tools that they have used to facilitate transformative social innovation processes. The deliverable asks our target group: What kinds of key governance tools have you worked with that empower different actors to take part in social innovation processes? It consists of: 1. Part I: General Introduction to 2nd Training Tool: Governance Tools for Transformative Social Innovation; 2. Part II: Governance Tools for Transformative Social Innovation. Participants’ Handbook; 3. Part III: Governance Tools for Transformative Social Innovation. Facilitators’ Handbook and 4. Annex 1. Review of Governance and Social Innovation web-based training tools.
Part I outlines our emergent thinking on the development of Training Tools. Part II consists of a general overview of the training tool that is developed in Deliverable 6.3, that is further elaborated in Part III (a participants’ guide) and Part IV (a facilitators’ guide). Part V contains an online canvas. Following Deliverables should consist of Part II – V. We refer to Part I wherever needed in the upcoming years and suggest to use Part I to elaborate our Communication & Dissemination strategy.
This deliverable focuses on the topic of transformative social innovation (TSI) governance and contains (1) a workshop report (2) practical implications and proto-type TSI tools and (3) position paper on TSI governance.
This deliverable focuses on the topic of game-changers and transformative social innovation, and consists of 4 part: (1) working paper, (2) discussion paper on policy insights (input for policy brief), (3) discussion paper of facilitation tool (input for proto-typing tools), (4) workshop report.
This deliverable is the first version of the web-based resource hub, as described in the Description of Work and Deliverable 6.1. The web-based resource hub is meant for policymakers, practitioners, academics and a wider audience and aims to provide resources that contribute towards understanding if so and how social innovation (dis)empowers actors and transforms society.
These methodological guidelines are directed at the researchers who conduct in-depth case studies within the TRANSIT project. They describe how the TRANSIT researchers should conduct the in-depth case study work through different types of research activities to allow for rich exploration, description and analyses.
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