Daniel Baturina is a Ph.D student of Social Policy at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia. He has completed his graduate studies in sociology at Faculty of Humanities and Social sciences, University of Zagreb in year 2010, and undergraduate studies in sociology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social sciences, University of Split in year 2008. Since 2014 he is employed as a scientific assistant/researcher on the EU FP7 project TSI (Third Sector Impact). From 2011-2014 he was employed as an assistant/junior researcher at the EU FP7 project WILCO (Welfare Innovations at Local Level in favour of Cohesion). He is an expert associate of CERANEO- Centre for Development of Non-Profit Organizations where he has worked on numerous projects related to social policy and civil society topics. He is a member of the ISTR (International Society of Third Sector Research), Croatian Sociological Association and Japanese Sociological Society. His scientific interests include: civil society and the third sector, social policy, social innovations and social entrepreneurship. List of published publications: https://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=341782
About Daniel’s workshop
This workshop entitled „Making a change? Social innovation as a new policy tool in Europe“ will discuss the potential contribution of social innovations as a new policy tool to strengthen social cohesion in Europe. In the first part of the workshop he will present the context and definition of social innovations. The notion of social innovation is particularly appealing in light of the difficulties that traditional welfare systems are facing and, especially related to new social risks and difficulties in meeting the growing and diversified needs of society. Social innovations can be defined as new ideas (products, services and models) that simultaneously meet social needs (more effectively than alternatives) and create new social relationships or collaborations. After the introduction, we will present findings and conclusions of the EU FP7 project - WILCO - Welfare Innovations at Local Levels in Favour of Cohesion which has looked into the missing link between innovations at the local level and their successful transfer and implementation to other settings. In the second part we will hold a practical workshop „Stages of social innovation” in which, by working in small groups, the participants will have the opportunity to develop social innovation ideas passing the different stages of the process: 1. Diagnosis of the problem; 2. Designing the social innovation; 3. Factors important to development of social innovations; 4. How to ensure sustainability; 5. Issues of diffusion of innovation; and 6. Possibilities of the impact on the system. After the process of developing their innovative idea, participates will present each of ideas and we will jointly discuss possibilities for their concrete implementation.