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Past Addresses & Lectures

Frank Moulaert is an international speaker on social innovation, social transformation and neighbourhood development. What do these mean for social cohesion and urban policy? And what are the methodological challenges for their scientific analysis?


18 February 2014 
 Social Innovation at the crossroads between innovation systems and human development.
Innovation and Engagement lecture
Cardiff School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff, UK.
See video    Event Details 


6 November 2013
: Spaces of Social Innovation. 
IRS International Lecture on Society and Space
Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning, Berlin, Germany.
Event Details [pdf]


29 September 2011 
Session on
: Social Innovation and Welfare Services' Based on book 'Can neighbourhoods save the city?'
Keynote address at ESPANET Conference
Cardiff School of Planning and Geography, Milan, Italy.
Book: Can neighbourhoods save the city?  


12 September 2011
 Spaces of Social Innovation. With a reflection on home care
Keynote address to the Best Practice Workshop Social experimentation to develop innovative home care solutions
EC DG Social Affairs.


20 September 2011 
: Promoting social innovation. The catalysing role of research.
Keynote address at the CSI Conference
CSI Conference, Vienna, Austria.


6 July 2011 
Social innovation: not the cherry on the cake of innovation but the heart of it.
Keynote address
EMES Conference, Roskilde, Denmark


25 May 2011 
 Spatial Development Planning and Social Innovation.
Lecture Studium Generale
School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia.


8 April 2011 
 La Région Sociale : ses potentialités et blocages au sein de la globalisation.
Closing Address
International Conference ‘ Pour une nouvelle mondialisation: le défi d'innover', Montréal, Québec, Canada.


9 February, 2011 
 Methodological challenges in local development analysis: lessons from 20 years of EC research
Seminar Presentation
Bartlett School London, London, United Kingdom


10 December, 2010.
Title: ‘Rethinking migration in times of economic crisis: reflections from Social Polis',
Closing address
International Conference ‘Rethinking Migration in Times of Economic Crisis in Europe' Berlin, Germany


7 December, 2010.
Title: ‘Quand les territoires deviennent vivants' 
Plenary talk to the “Deuxième Recontre du Territoire”, Université Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble, France


19 November 2010.
Title:‘Attractiveness of European territories for whom?' 
Introduction to ESPON conference Leuven, Belgium



26 November 2010
Title: ‘Promoting social innovation. Spreading the benefits of social innovation across Europe',
Address to a panel of European journalists Brussels, Belgium
See Video

14 October 2010
Title: ‘Challenges to social cohesion and social innovation in the city',
Plenary address to the conference Promouvoir la cohésion sociale au niveau européen: des concepts et des indicateurs au
service de l'action
, Présidence belge de l'Union Européenne, Charleroi

7 October 2010
‘Challenges to Social Cohesion in Cities',
Address to EC Workshop
8th European Open Days of Regions and Cities, DG Region.

16 September. 2010
‘ Spaces of social innovation. How Europe moves their boundaries'
Plenary lecture at 8 th EURS ConferenceVienna, Austria.

25 May 2010
Title: ‘Spaces of Social Innovation'
Public lecture
Harokopio University Athens, Greece.

15 March, 2010
Title: ‘La sociologie des connaissances: un outil pour l'étude de l'innovation sociale'
Seminar presentation  
CIRTES Charleroi.

25 January, 2010
Title: ‘Spatial planning in Flanders : serving a bypassed capitalism?'
Keynote address at the cconference Cidaded inovadoras: estrategias de compromisso entre competitividade e coesao 
Lisbon, Portugal.

3 December 2009
Title: ‘Espaces d'innovation sociale: les quartiers urbains et leurs réseaux'
Keynote address at the conference Habitat Social pour la Ville, Paris, France

7 October, 2009
Title: ‘What is social innovation? And why is it politically relevant?'
KATARSIS Dissemination Seminar
Social Innovation: an Opportunity for Europe? European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.

14-15 May 2009
Title: ‘Theory - Practice – Dialogue', (with Juan Luis Klein, Pavlos Delladetsimas, Loris Servillo and Alfredo Rodriguez)
KATARSIS Valorisation Conference, Vienna University of Economics.

14-15 May 2009
Title: ‘KATARSIS – Methodological challenges and opportunities in social science research'
KATARSIS Valorisation Conference, Vienna University of Economics.

11-12 May, 2009
Title: ‘Focused Research Agenda: Content and organisation',
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria.

11-12 May, 2009
Title: 'Epistemological challenges to urban social cohesion research: the role of transdisciplinarity'
(with Andreas Novy and Daniela Coimbra de Souza)
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria.

11-12 May, 2009
Title: ‘ Social cohesion – conceptual and political clarifications '
(with Andreas Novy) 
S (EC FP7 project)
Stakeholder Conference. Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria .

6-8 April 2009
Title: ‘Does social capital has a right of existence on its own?'
Plenary presentation at RSA Annual Conference “Understanding and Shaping Regions: Spatial, Social and Economic Futures”, Leuven, Belgium.

19-20 February 2009
Title:  ‘Social cohesion and the city – survey paper', SOCIAL POLIS (EC FP7 project)
(with Andreas Novy, Barbara Beinstein and Daniela Coimbra de Souza)
Lead Partner Meeting, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

19-20 February 2009
Title: ‘ Focused Research Agenda & Social Polis contributions to FP7 calls', SOCIAL POLIS (EC FP7 project)
(with Konrad Miciukiewicz)
Lead Partners Meeting, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.