The Manifesto for Transformative Social Innovation Version 0.1 has been written by people involved in a number of networks, initiatives and research groups that focus on initiating, facilitating and/or understanding transformative change and social innovation towards more sustainable, just and resilient societies. After a process of 4 years, led by 25 researchers and the TRANSIT’s final conference ‘Learning for Change’ in September 2017 in Rotterdam, the idea of a manifesto was used as an entry point to share, compare and debate thoughts and experiences on the delights and challenges of transformative social innovation.
It is written by and for activists, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, citizens, critical intellectuals and other engaged individuals who are interested in understanding and contributing to social change to face the challenges of our times and to imagine alternative futures.
The aim of this document is to unite those people, to identify complementarities, differences, common insights and challenges. The purpose of doing so is to formulate a common call for action to create focus and momentum for collaboration. To this end, this manifesto also deliberates what we mean by ‘transformative’ and ‘social’ innovation, what it has to offer and what sets it apart from other types of change or innovation.
The process in ongoing with 20 Translocal Networks working on social change under study, among them RIPESS Europe.The Manifesto has been endorsed already by RIPESS Europe, many other nerworks and individuals.
You will find the text of the Manifesto here.