This Cultural Social Innovation Guide was created in order to map various case studies of cultural social innovation in Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, and the UK, with the aim to:

  • raise awareness and commitment to introducing Cultural Social Innovation (CSI) into the education of adults and young people, and
  • to inspire and cultivate the creativity skills that are essential in the culture-based social innovation process, aided with the use of digital tools.

While the COVID-19 pandemic spread fear, anxiety and economic downturn across the world, it also heralded a new era of innovations, with culture-based social innovation offering a silver lining for the strengthening of local economies and wellbeing.

  • The CSI EU project explores ways to learn from and build on that experience by engaging young adults to come together:
    to develop social innovation projects in the cultural, arts and creative spaces for the development of their personal and professional life, as well as for the well-being of their local communities; and
  • to help build solidarity, resilience and improved mental health in the face of unprecedented times.

View the Guide below!