EF 10 Creativity and Innovation

This existential field merges two fields: Creativity and Innovation. Creativity is viewed in relation to ‘creation’, the talent or ability to create, to generate and elaborate new ideas, to stimulate and facilitate creative activity. Innovation, in turn, deals with the ways creation is implemented and disseminated. We focus specifically on social innovation, by which we mean new organisational and institutional forms, new ways of doing things, new social practices, new social interrelations, new mechanisms, contributing to solve social problems or revealing social needs. In order to improve social cohesion, collective action aiming at facilitating, generating and proliferating individual and local creation projects and activities should be stimulated.

Juan-Luis Klein, CRISES Montréal, klein.juan-luis[a]uqam.ca

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