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Filippo Addarii presentation at Future Technologies Conference, Budapest

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October 07, 2012

Filippo Addarii presentation at Future Technologies Conference, Budapest


Insite Project

October 07, 2012


  1. FET 11 INSITE Budapest, 6 May 2011 Networks to make

    society to move on by Filippo Addarii Institutional partner of and supported by the European Commission
  2. What we cover • What kind of network Euclid is

    • How to make society to move on • 3 Stories • Next challenges
  3. Why are we needed? • Postmod poverty - eg long

    term unemployment - resistant to State led solutions (social engineering) doesn’t deliver • Markets know best (World Economic Forum)… really? eg financial and economic crisis started in 2008
  4. Launch, Paris 2007

  5. Euclid Network Over 3000 civil society professionals from 30 countries

    (EU and beyond) These members collectively: ► Turnover €3 billion per year ► Employ 52,000 staff ► Manage over 1.2 million volunteers Hubs in London, Paris, Stockholm and Budapest Pan-European governance
  6. Why are we needed? • Policy makers wonder who will

    save society and develop sustainable solutions eg social innovation pilot, Brussels March 2011
  7. Are we just dreamers?

  8. What do we do? Public institutions have UN Business leaders

    have World Economic Forum Civil society leaders have Euclid Network •Connecting •Knowledge sharing •Cross border and cross boundaries partnerships To foster leadership, sustainability, innovation, and influence of civil society in Europe and beyond
  9. 1) Transforming a bank • Intesa San Paolo Bank Group

    one of the largest in the Western Balkans • No interest in neither services for civil society (eg bridge loan for EU funding)
  10. 1) From CSR to Business • Since 2007 EN raised

    the issue of CSR in WB • In 2009 Business department of the group took the lead: social business is good business • In 2010, EN – Intesa regional partnership agreement and pilot in Serbia – civil society working group • Plan to establish a CSR office in Serbia • Results: – Trasformation of business culture – Sustainability of civ soc through income diversification – Competition in the donor market – Pressure on EU to improve procedures • Remarks: commitment of Intesa employees to make a difference ie civil society appeal
  11. 2) EU funding rules reform • EU one of the

    largest donors of civil society (approx €50bn) but the most bureaucratic • 2005 attempt led by Open Society (Soros Foundation) to reform regulation • 2009 indipendent consultation including CEE and non EU countries (thanks to new technologies)
  12. 2) EU funding rules reform • Facilitated by EU officials

    – committed to the cause – recommendations by civil society working group (CSWG) gathering 70 European top networks • 2011 both Commission and Parliament back CSWG recommendations • Remarks: – EU legitimacy crisis (failed referenda) – Economic crisis – Internal support (civ soc appeal - more than lobbying), – Coordination across borders and boundaries
  13. 3) Social Innovation competition for Naples • Naples is an

    international symbol of failure (State and Market) and people do not believe in change anymore (Camorra, garbage, corruption) • International competition to – Capitalize on collective intelligence – Design innovative solutions for 6 chronic social challenges in Naples such as school drop-outs and integration of Roma community
  14. 3) Social Innovation competition for Naples • Public institutions not

    involved but international and local civil society organisations only • Winners will receive budget to implement ideas together with partners – evaluation at the end • Competition includes a strand for junior only – aspiring social innovators and entrepreneurs – to stimulate entrepreneruship (cooperation with 6 Universities)
  15. Next steps We are improving professional and technological means …building

    a community across borders and boundaries …developing a new narrative …and theorizing a new political and economic paradigm To take over Europe! INSITE is part of the grand plan
  16. For further information filippo.addarii@euclidnetwork.eu www.euclidnetwork.eu