The Concept of Social Innovation in the Disability Field
This study aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of social innovation in the disability field by constructing a working definition, delineating qualifying criteria, and exploring the principles of good practices in order to understand the true meaning of social innovation in the framework of support services for people with disabilities on a cross-European basis. It also identifies key drivers and enablers that the public sector can adopt to actively facilitate social innovation within the disability field. Through a combination of desk research (literature review), and field research (interviews to experts and social innovators in the provision of services for people with disabilities), this study desires to contribute to the advancement of social innovation in the disability field, supporting positive societal change and improved outcomes for persons with disabilities.
Gabriela Munares, Senior R&D&I Consultant and Social Science Researcher
Rebeca Lucas, Senior R&D&I Consultant and Social Science Researcher
Mireia Ferri, Senior R&D&I Consultant and Social Science Researcher
Maite Ferrando, CEO and expert for the European Commission
EASPD. (2023) The Concept of Social Innovation in the Disability Field. Brussels.
Brussels, October 2023