Scientific Conference: Social Innovations and Regional Development in Vilnius

On 25th of September 2017 the conference ‘Social Innovations and Regional Development’ took place at the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania, in Vilnius.
The conference was organised by “Kazimieras Simonavičius University”, as a part of the SI-DRIVE project. It focused on the discussion about the decline of Lithuanian regions and how the notion and practice of social innovation can be useful for their development. The conference organisers seek to apply the results of the SI-DRIVE research project in practice, by discussing them with the regional development stakeholders in Lithuania and the international team of researchers.
Kazimieras Simonavičius University scientists came together with representatives of the following institutions: Lithuanian Parliament Committee on Education and Science, Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian Parliament Committee on State Administration and Local Authorities, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Institute of Lithuanian Language, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, and Catholic University of Leuven will be seeking for potential models and opportunities of innovative regional development.
The conference was part of the four-year international research project SI-DRIVE.