(05 December 2017) - Patricia Martinez Sáez reports on the Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion event, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 16 and 17 November 2017.

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Social innovation initiatives, especially those experimenting at local level and scaled up at other levels, are essential to create systemic change and maintain momentum initially generated by the refugee crisis.

For societies to become really inclusive we need social innovators at all levels, connected within a ‘smart’ network, allowing not only for the co-creation of new ideas but also creating the conditions for social innovation to emerge and create sustainable change.

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