IRI is hosting an information day on the « Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation » (CAPS) initiative, which will be launched under objective 5.5 within call 10 of the ICT workprogramme 2013 (deadline for proposal submission: 15/1/2013). In the wake of the crisis there is now the chance to harness the Internet for solving large-scale problems in Europe by harnessing social innovation. Hosted by l’Institut de recherche et d’innovation, will feature a number of speakers such as Bernard Stiegler (IRI) on how public markets can help Europe create a revolutionary programme of knowledge studies, and Philippe Aigrain (La Quadrature du Net) on the ACTA mobilization and the future of copyright in Europe. The European Commission is funding up to 15 million euros for collective awareness platforms, and a representative from the Commission will be on hand to explain the programme and listen to pitches for future work. The information day is open to anyone free of charge upon registration. You can also follow a webstream of the event.