Social innovation challenge
Тhe Social innovation challenge is The Ideas Factory's initiative of a 4-day game format which aim is to gather creative people of all ages from different fields who can work together and find new ideas and solutions to common urban issues.
The event is happening for the fourth time and has 9 partner cities and over 390 participants who started working on their own ideas, solving social urban issues! Now it is part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019.
The 2018 challenge will motivate change-generators in Vratsa, Plovdiv and Stara Zagora from May 11 to 15!
They will address issues in the areas of youth employment, the fight against corruption, education, access to culture, poverty, nature conservation, urban environment, tolerance and working with communities, which are formulated in specific missions compliant to the local context of each city.
The hope for community change is not easily dashed if you have a dedicated team, anyone can join a team in one of the cities and register it until MAY 1!
This adventurous format allows a problem to be looked from another point of view, to be considered as a challenge and to find NEW solutions using the methods of Human-centered design, which the Ideas Factory has adapted especially for it.
By taking part in the Challenge for Social Change, all the participants agree to be truly challenged, to get to know the heart of a problem with the people affected by it, and to experience possible solutions - participating in the process from beginning to end!
Ideas Factory and its partner organizations provide mentoring support, a handbook of tools and methods for social change and public attention to the team ideas!
• Vratsa - Vratsa Software, Chitalishte "Ognishte 1930" in the village of Chelopek;
• Plovdiv - Association "Plovdiv Artists";
• Stara Zagora - Public Donation Fund.
More about the Challenge here.
More about Factory Ideas here.
coordinator - Bilyana Bogdanova - 0898 763 477
• in Vratsa - Miglena Mladenova - 0889 390 114
• in Stara Zagora - Katya Dyankova - 042/602 155
• in Plovdiv - Aneta Ruskovska - 0887 748 622