Many social innovators of today work locally, but are connected with other innovators around the globe through networks. TRANSIT explores these linkages by researching transnational networks of social innovation in Europe and Latin America as embedded case studies both qualitatively and quantitatively.
In-depth empirical work has come to an end and TRANSIT proudly shares its materials. Over the past two years, TRANSIT-researchers have interacted with and studied 20 transnational networks – for each network they focused on the network level as well as on 2-3 local manifestations.
For each transnational network, TRANSIT-researchers wrote a full case report as well as a summarizing Transformative Social Innovation (TSI)-narrative. You can find each report on the respective page of the network in the resourcehub. Please read the Disclaimer (PDF) that is part of each TSI-Narrative and find more information on the status first set of case studies (PDF).
The full case report are in-depth reports with distinctive sections for the transnational networking as well as for each of the local manifestations of each transnational network of social innovation under study. The TSI-narratives provide a very short summary of these full case reports.
The TSI-Narratives are available via the respective TRANSIT network pages. Please note, that each TSI-narrative presents – in a highly reduced and generalised format – the interpretations of the researchers, and does not necessarily reflect the views and nuances of the initiatives and respondents themselves. For a full account of each transnational network and local case, including interview quotes and expressed nuances by respondents, we refer to the full case report.
For now, many of the full case reports are available via firstname.lastname@example.org or via the respective research institute. The full case reports are the basis for future research activities and publications, including a cross-comparative analysis of all 12 transnational networks and 25 local cases.
Both, the full case reports and the TSI-narratives, were guided by four empirical research questions based upon a preliminary conceptual framework of the TRANSIT-project.
The four questions concern:
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