Expert workshop: Social innovations in the social transformation process towards sustainable development

Duration February 2011 – February 2011

Project Manager Jana Rückert-John

The expert workshop will take place on 28 February 2011 in Frankfurt am Main at the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE), Hamburger Allee 45. The aim is to discuss relevant scientific approaches to the role of social innovations in the upcoming social transformation process towards sustainable development. Key questions are: How are social innovations in the sustainability process addressed? How is the sustainability process taken into account in innovation research? …

Contributions (Abstracts follow)

– Jens Aderhold (ISInova, Berlin): Elites and their importance for innovation and sustainability pdf
– Birgit Blättel-Mink (University of Frankfurt am Main): Collaboration in the innovation process – Cultural and social patterns of participation pdf
– René John (ISInova, Berlin): Innovation and sustainability as perspectives for social change pdf
– Cordula Kropp (Munich University of Applied Sciences): The diffusion of sustainability-oriented innovations pdf
– Dr. Immanuel Stieß (ISOE, Frankfurt): Synergies between environmental and social policy – challenges and points of contact pdf
– Dr. Jan-Peter Voss (TU Berlin): Innovation processes in politics – The construction and dissemination of policy instruments pdf
– Dr. Michael Wehrspaun (UBA)/Dr. Korinna Schack (BMU): Environmental policy as social policy pdf

Information on the programme: Flyer for the workshop (approx. 99 KB)
Contact: Jana Rückert-John (

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