LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF SOCIAL INNOVATION: CASE STUDY OF LATVIA

Polovko, S.; Grinberga-Zalite, G.
Abstract:
In recent years, Latvians have shown increasing activity in creation of eco innovation in social sphere, which has caused a need to systematize and regulate it. Although a special legislation framework has been introduced to regulate social entrepreneurship in Latvia, social innovation is not legally regulated and organized yet. For the development of Latvia regions, it is necessary to enhance commercial activities of the population, which could result in welfare improvement and job creation. However, without public support it is difficult to implement. The state and local authorities are reluctant to engage in social innovation projects because there are no clear criteria for the implementation of social innovation and rates of return. The research is focused on exploring the EU countries’ experience in social innovation and proposals for improvement of the current legal regulation are presented. The study uses methods of analysis and synthesis, method of scientific induction and scientific deduction. In scope of the research, the authors have clarified social innovation legal framework, which will be used in the further authors’ research devoted to regional development studies.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2019
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
eco innovation; social entrepreneurship; regional development.
Volume:
19
SGEM Book title:
19th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2019
Book number:
5.3
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference-SGEM
Pages:
483-490
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
30 June - 6 July, 2019
ISBN:
978-619-7408-86-7
ISSN:
1314-2704
Conference:
19th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2019, 30 June - 6 July, 2019
DOI:
10.5593/sgem2019/5.3/S21.061
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