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Pathways towards Enhancing HEI’s Role in the Local Social İnnovation Ecosystem

Danijel Baturina ()
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Danijel Baturina: University of Zagreb

Chapter Chapter 3 in Social Innovation in Higher Education, 2022, pp 37-59 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract Social innovation as a potential way of looking for new ways to combat the most challenging social problems is underdeveloped in Croatia and Europe. This chapter assesses the contribution of specific Higher education institute (HEI) to developing a social innovation ecosystem in the Zagreb agglomeration area (and beyond) in several dimensions: (a) research and evidence that informed social innovations (SI) and wider policies; (b) education; (c) creating networks and advocating, and (d) community engagement. Additionally, the introduction of the service-learning program is presented to illustrate that contribution. The capacity of the higher education institutions in fostering the development of the social innovation ecosystem is discussed through the prism of the local and national education, science and public (social) policy development in Croatia.

Keywords: Social innovation; Social innovation ecosystem; Higher education institutions; Croatia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-84044-0_3

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