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Workshop on "Europe and Social innovation" 19/20 January 2009

The workshop on "Europe and Social Innovation" examined some of the leading case studies in social innovation in the contexts of: education and culture; health and care; and, participation and integration. It recommended further action to stimulate and monitor innovative experiments and networking models in the social field. A round table discussion with social partners, civil society representatives and members of the European Economic and Social Committee called for increased European Commission action in this domain. President Barroso presented the workshop's conclusions following a lively debate with the participants.