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#MY100 The Young Foundation celebrates Michael Young Centenary

#MY Centenary 2015 is the centenary year of the birth of Michael Young (1915-2002), pioneering social scientist, political activist and social innovator.To celebrate Michael’s life and outstanding contribution to society, the Young Foundation is launching #MY Centenary. Throughout the year they are hosting, convening or supporting events that continue Michael’s work and

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TRANSITION acceleration workshop #2: TSL London

The 24-26 July 2015 TRANSITION London organises the second Transnational Start-up Lab Acceleration Workshop. The Transnational Start Up Lab is built with the aim of identifying and accelerating the implementation of revolutionary, scalable, high-potential growth social innovations in new countries across the EU. Partners across the Transition consortium nominated potential

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TRANSITION London: few days left to apply

TRANSITION London is about to start the second round of the Social Innovation Journey (SIJ). If you have a social innovation idea, contact the Young Foundation and discover how TRANSITION programme can help you scaling it up. TRANSITION London will help you refining an idea, prototype or project, or expand

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TRANSITION London: social innovation workbooks online

TRANSITION London support for each social ventures centres around the Social Innovation Journey (SIJ). Central to the offer are 4 key sessions which foucs on development of teams, social impact, products and services, and financial sustainability. Over the last few months TRANSITION London has been outlining the journey each of the

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TRANSITION London: Social Innovation Workbook. Part 1 of 4

The Social Innovation Workbook TRANSITION London developed for the 1st working session with selected social innovations is now free to use, share and enjoy: http://www.growingsocialventures.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Transition%20workbook%20-%20Module%201.pdf This first session is entitled TEAM SKILL/WILL & SOCIAL VALUE PROPOSITION Question: What difference do you want to make in the world? For more information

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Develop. Innovate. Disrupt. The journey of 19 social innovators starts here.

The Young Foundation are delighted to announce the 19 lead innovators we are backing to tackle some of the big social problems across Europe in the fields of education, employment, housing, healthcare, gender equality and personal debt. Each innovator is using a different approach to make a positive difference. The

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TRANSITION Spark Sessions: SAVE THE DATES!

After the successful Spark Session organized in London by the Young Foundation last 30th January 2014, we are now glad to announce you the next 5 Spark Sessions TRANSITION scaling centres are going to organize in the coming weeks. TRANSITION Spark Sessions are informal events dedicated to social innovators and

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5 days left to apply for TRANSITION project support from The Young Foundation

In the framework of TRANSITION project, the Young Foundation offers 4 months of support consisting of 4 taught workshops, and optional top-up learning sessions supplimented by coaching and mentoring. The Young Foundation is looking for individuals, projects or organisations who are addressing social needs to apply. You might need help

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TRANSITION London Spark Session: what happened? What next?

The 30th of January more than 80 people joined TRANSITION partners in London for the 1st project Spark Session. The Young Foundation organized a 1 day event aimed at presenting TRANSITION goals and the scaling up support the London scaling centre wil offer to 50 companies in the project framework. The introduction to the

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