At the Maison de l’innovation sociale (MIS), we believe that all members of society have the power and the ability to imagine solutions to the major social and environmental challenges of today’s world. But we also know that the systemic complexity that society faces is one of the major obstacles to change. How can we solve such complex and urgent issues, such as, for example, the refugee crisis, climatic disruptions or increasing social and economic inequalities, given that these issues involve a diversity of actors and are reflected in multiple dimensions of society?
Social innovation is an approach that tackles complex issues in an integrated way and takes full advantage of communities’ full potential, makes better use of their assets and resources, while at the same time strengthening their capacity to take action to promote their emancipation. Isn’t this the key to a better future?
The MIS therefore addresses this complexity by untangling the knots and navigating past dead ends, knowing that, by tackling these obstacles and applying innovative solutions with positive impact, we will drive change and provoke lasting transformations. Building on this same complexity, by removing the barriers between an idea with positive and social impact and its implementation, the MIS wants to foster a true culture of collaboration and social innovation to take root to better address the major issues of the 21st century.