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sfs and TNO organize session from 13th to 19th of July at the XVIII. ISA Worldcongress in Yokohama (Japan)

The session was titled “Workplace innovation” – Social Innovation shaping Work Organisation and Working Life. Amongst others, experiences were introduced from two projects where the sfs helds a leading position (SI-DRIVE) or collaborates (EUWIN). The sfs was represented by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Howaldt.

isa_kongress_xviii In the follow-up to the session a meeting took place with representatives of the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training (http://www.jil.go.jp/english) to explore opportunities for cooperation in the field of Workplace Innovation and Social Innovation. Furthermore Prof. Dr. Jürgen Howaldt participated in the session "Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology and Participation". In his speech on 'Social Innovation: Driving Force of Social Change' he outlined social innovation´s potential for defining alternatives to the prevalent model of society.