CoRá - The Future of Social Innovation

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CoRá - The Future of Social Innovation

What is the Future of Social Innovation in Ireland? What challenges are we facing? How can we innovate further? Join the discussion.

By CoRá Project

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, March 30 · 11am - 1pm IST


The Morrison Dublin, Curio Collection by Hilton Ormond Quay Lower Dublin 1 Ireland

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Please join us at ‘The Future of Social Innovation’, an event that will celebrate the impact and findings of the CoRá project. Here we will showcase social innovation in action and share our blueprint for a strategy and action plan for social innovation in Ireland.

We are delighted that the Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities at the Department of Rural and Community Development Joe O’Brien T.D will join us as a Guest of Honor.

CoRá is the Irish dimension of the FUSE project, an EU initiative supporting the development of social innovation ecosystems across Europe, with the aim of establishing National Competence Centres for Social Innovation.

This event is hosted by Rethink Ireland and Genio in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD). The FUSE and CoRá projects are funded by the European Social Fund, the EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) (2014-2020) and the DRCD.


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Networking with Tea,Coffee and Pasteries

11:30 AM

Event Start

11:32 AM

How we ended up here?

Deidre Mortell, CEO at Rethink Ireland.

11:37 AM

What is the CoRá Project?

Mario Vottero, Impact Director at Rethink Ireland

11:42 AM

Research findings on the Social Innovation Ecosystem in Ireland

Lucas Olmedo, Researcher at UCC

11:55 AM

Showcase selected Social Innovation projects

Eileen Costello-Rawat, Head of Education, Young Social I

Nell Ward, Director of Development, Grow It Yourself

12:05 PM

EU Social Innovation overview

12:15 PM

Launch Blueprint & what’s next?

Ministe Joe O'Brien

12:55 PM

Event Closeout

Madeleine Clarke, CEO, Genio

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking and Light Lunch

About the organizer

Organized by
CoRá Project