Conferences, Seminars, Lectures

2019-10-15 00:00:01

SOCIN Conference Held Oct. 14-15th

socin-2019-1628 Oct. 14th-15th, 2019, the 8th annual international Interdisciplinary Social Innovations (SOCIN) 2019 Conference was held at Mykolas Romeris University (MRU).

Conference participants discussed theoretical concepts and practical implications of social innovations to individual and the well-being of society.

Scholars from Australia, Denmark, Italy, France, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and U.S. attended and made presentations.

Social innovations are processes where social, public policy and economics are developed by the creation of new ideas, products, services, business and public governance models. The concept of social innovations includes the areas of knowledge - from justice, security and human rights to social technologies, sustainable development, quality of life and values. This multidisciplinary approach allows for integration of social, economic and environmental aspects and creation of common understanding for different disciplines. This is fundamental in understanding the problems that affect our post-modern society in a local, regional and global contexts. It facilitates the development of ideas and solutions.

The following Conference Themes were Discussed:

Stream 1: Justice, Security and Human Rights

Stream 2: Delving into Memory and Memories to Face the Present-Day Challenges

Stream 3: Beyond Diversity: Towards a More Inclusive Higher Education Framework in Europe

Stream 4: Embracing the Social Context and Reinforcing Community Engagement

Stream 5:Reflective University in Open Society

Stream 6: The Challenge Based University: Cross-Border and Transnational Shared Knowledge / Learning for Change

Stream 7: Comprehensive Caring in Ever-Changing Societies and Territories

Stream 8: European Citizenship and Social Inclusion

Stream 9: Social Technologies

Stream 10: Sustainable Development

Stream 11: Quality of Life

Stream 12: Continuation and Changes of Values

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Conference Organizing Committee members: MRU Research Quality and Analysis Office Head Dr. Nomeda Gudelienė and Sr. Manager Gita Lasytė.

(photos by Vidūnas Gelumbauskas)

Photos: Vidūnas Gelumbauskas