Regenerus is leading a major project to help develop the next generation of social innovators across Europe.
The organisation is working with partners in Portugal, Denmark, Italy, Germany and Latvia on the Tomorrow’s Land project which is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
And recently local stakeholders were given the opportunity to find out more about the project at a launch event at Regenerus’s Investment Centre offices in Bootle town centre.
Delegates heard that Tomorrow’s Land aims to create a more collaborative economy by nurturing more social innovators, people who can create new ways of working to achieve positive social change and ultimately a more inclusive society.
Partners have already produced a Strategic Foresight Report identifying the key elements of the Tomorrow’s Land project. This will shape the development of online resources offering new creative learning approaches to social innovation, supported by guidance for educators and trainers who are working with future social innovators.
VIP guests at the launch included the Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Dave Robinson, and speaker Dr Paul Myers of Merseyside-based Farm Urban.
Farm Urban aims to harness the benefits of the latest scientific research in local food production, an excellent example of the new ways of working that Tomorrow’s Land is seeking to espouse.
Delegates at the launch were also encouraged to make connections with their fellow guests, with the aim of developing new collaborative activities that could benefit residents in communities across Sefton.
Ruth Livesey of Regenerus commented: “We’re delighted to be working with our European partners on Tomorrow’s Land because it’s such an exciting project.
“It’s all about creative thinking and encouraging connectivity, so that pioneer social innovators can get their new projects off the ground and so contribute to a more innovative and inclusive – and ultimately better – economy and society.”
Click here to read the Tomorrow’s Land Strategic Foresight Report