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We’d like to inform you about the launch of the 2017 European Social Innovation Competition that the Commission and more particularly DG GROW has been organising since late 2012. This fifth edition will be themed around ‘inequalities in a changing and increasingly digital economy‘ but the exact scope will be unveiled in Athens on February 28th when the Competition is[...]
Athens, Greece
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day
Presentation of the IESI (ICT-Enabled Social Innovation) Mapping as well as the progress of the other streams of the research will be discussed during the 5th IESI Expert Workshop. The full report which contains the analysis of the consolidated IESI Knowledge base gathered throughout 2014 and 2016 is available at:
Brussels, Belgium
Mar 16 @ 15:11 – Mar 19 @ 16:11
OuiShare Summits are where our international community meets twice a year to develop our organization and vision together, share knowledge between local communities, kick-start new projects and build relationships between our distributed team of Connectors and members. All details at:
Lisbon, Portugal
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day
Maker Faire UK is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth! Taking place on Saturday 01 – Sunday 02 April 2017 at Life Science Centre in Newcastle, it’s a two-day family-friendly festival of invention and creativity. It brings together over 300 hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from across the globe – people who love to make stuff[...]
Newcastle, UK
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day
Despite the good intentions of the Millennium Development Goals we are still coping with problems such as poverty, inequality or the violation of human rights. Under the current economic system new problems have arisen such as the climate change or forced migration. It is time to create a new narrative and to set up the principles of a new economy. On the other[...]
Malaga, Spain
SAVE THE DATE! Next 23 May 2017 CAPSSI organise the Digital Social Innovation Manifesto workshop. It will take place at the Innovation Square, Rimini (Italy) and will be co-located with the Rimini Wake Hub 2017 event. Agenda We are working on the agenda, more updates will come soon. Stay tuned! 09:00– 09:30  Opening & Welcome 09:15 – 09:30  Introduction to the[...]
Rimini, Italy
A joint venture between three EU Horizon2020 projects, MAZI, netCommons, and RIFE, around the design and use of DIY and community networking technologies for the common good, using a highly interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach. The workshop is hosted at IFIP Networking conference in Stockholm, June 12, 2017 and the deadline for abstract/full paper submission is March 20/30 2017. More info:[...]
Stockholm, Sweden
Jul 10 – Jul 14 all-day
SAVE THE DATE The Second CAPS Community workshop will be collocated with the MAZI Summer School 10-14 July 2017, Tsalapata Building , Volos – Greece. The Venue is Tsalapata Building, an old brick factory that has being innovated. It is located in the city of Volos and is about 10 minutes walking distance from the heart of the City. Detailed[...]
Volos, Greece
The 4th International Conference on Internet Science that will be held in beautiful Thessaloniki, Greece 8-10th of November. This year the thematic topics are in line with the Next Generation Internet and CAPS initiatives that have been presented and discussed at the DSI event. All, and especially the CAPS projects are welcomed to submit their work either in the form[...]
Thessaloniki, Greece

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Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPSSI) are ICT systems leveraging the emerging « network effect » by combining open online social media, distributed knowledge creation and data from real environments (« Internet of Things ») in order to create awareness of problems and possible solutions requesting collective efforts, enabling new forms of social innovation.


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