Robert Lukesch, associate of the ÖAR GmbH; I am consultant and researcher focusing on inclusive and sustainable governance with a strong focus on Community-Led Local Development
Yes, there is a century-old battle between efficiency (productivity) on one side and redundancy (diversity) on the other. capitalism is clearly on the efficiency side, but that always comes along with a price. the smart point lies there where their combined value is highest, not just one or the other.
(in addition to the previous post)
…..and together they (this multitude of partial policies) are strong!
meaning, that these customized social innovation policies could be interlinked at a meta-level, in the background where intra- and interinstitutional learning takes place - or should take place.
Yes, there is an urban bias. but if we address rural areas within a rural development policy, we should by definition have a particular focus on the rural conditions. The idea of a general 'social innovation policy' is hard to imagine. It should be rather embedded into sectoral and structural policies which are, each of them, addressing specific socio-economic...
Excellent point! There will be in the near future, I'm sure, a kind of new professional profile around SII mentoring, something like an innovation scout, agent, mentor, animator…..