Venue: Manchester Metropolitan UniversityThu 22 June 2017 — Fri 23 June 2017

Contact: Paula Sergeant Email:

Manchester Metropolitan University is leading a Horizon2020 project Innovative Social Investment: Strengthening Communities in Europe. This project comes to an end in October 2017. The Manchester team is convening a UK seminar to explore some of the themes that have emerged from the project and that are of particular interest to the UK. The seminar will focus on public service reform and in particular two issues: first, innovative approaches to financing and resourcing public services; and secondly, the concept of personalisation and its role in public service reform. The seminar includes speakers from the UK and Europe.

On the afternoon of the 22nd June, we discuss Financial and resourcing innovation in social investment. Papers cover Social Impact Bonds, co-operatives and new innovations in financing public services.

On the morning of the 23rd June we discuss Personalisation in the reform of public services

Speakers come from across the UK and Europe and include academics and policy-makers.

Post Event Update: The presentations from the seminars can be found below;