MES, the first Master’s program in social innovation in Italy

In the majority of the articles published in this blog, a recurring keyword is social innovation. The paradigm is not only well-known among the experts of the sector, but that is also spreading fast in the whole civil society.

Actually, after the economic crisis out-broken in 2007, most of the people are starting to approach to economy at-large, they are starting to be more interested in the methods of doing business and in the ways of learning and teachings. Basically they are logging at everyday life in different ways from the past.
Basically, social innovation is an approach. A new approach through which collective energies are released thanks to grassroots involvement.

An even more exhaustive definition of social innovation can be found in this very useful dictionary, based on the above mentioned concept, in which it is quoted the founder of The Hub Rome, who states that social innovation has to be made, not to be defined.

However, making social innovation implies to let this kind of approach enter into the learning institutions.

That is why, with this short article, we are pleased to support and spread among our readers the first Master’s program in social innovation, social business, social start-up and innovative design in Italy.

The Master’s program will start in June and it is offered by ASVI Social Change, with Simone Cicero OuiShare connector Italy as director.

The educational plan will be blended, that is to say a mixture of e-learning, webinars, frontal lesson in Rome, Milan and London, and workshops.

More than five hundreds different orgnisations will offer their teachers and stage opportunitiesAmong them we find Libera, Agire, FairTrade, Save the Children, Emergency, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Amref, Unicef, ActionAid, Peter Pan, Aidos, Telethon.

As it is possible to read in the website of the Master’s program, it is important to underline the fact that the world is deeply changing, and that the third sector especially when it comes to the non-profitis strongly increasing.

The Master’s program will build professional figures that will follow three profiles. A designer and strategic advisor for the social innovation, a social business’s and start-up’s manager, a consultant for social enterprises and for the organisational re-design.
So, the outgoing participants from the Master will find an employment
and will bring an added value in the third sector, in the private businesses, and in the Public Administration.

The participants will be people and professionals between the age of 23 and 55 exercising the role of managers and supervisors looking for turn over a new leaf, managers of innovative processes, workers and experts in human resources, graduates.

To participate, if you have a dream and if you are motivated to take a significant professional choice, you can take a look to the syllabus and apply for an interview here. fluent english and good organisational skills are required.

For further infos, please follow this link.