Workshop 120 min

Social Innovation for Young People

Wednesday, 29.03.2017 • 11:30 h • Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani

The third, or voluntary, sector plays an important economic and social role and is a strong contributor to national economic wealth. This, in turn, helps create and strengthen cohesion as well as a sense of community at national and European level. The third sector, in particular in the shape of non-profit organisations and social enterprises, is one of the main instruments for creating social value.
New actors in the youth sector such as co-working spaces (e.g., Impact Hub) and youth and social innovation incubators could become, in a crisis, important points of reference for promoting self-employment, young entrepreneurship and new skills so the gap between formal education and the labour market can be closed. The main challenge is to transfer non-formal education methods to these new approaches and to develop new ideas.
In this workshop we want to share positive experiences from Italy and spark off a discussion with a specific focus on impact and valorisation. How can shared spaces become new cultural and social models for spreading ideas and knowledge in order to create strong social opportunities for young people?


  • Alessia Cecchini, Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani
  • Anna Villani, Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani
  • Lara Mastrogiovanni, Work in Process, Italien
  • Francesco Romano, SEI, Italien