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Bootle firm play key role in major Europe project

A South Sefton organisation is playing a key role in a major European project which aims to support people with innovative new ideas to solve social problems.

Bootle-based Regenerus is working with partners in Portugal, Denmark, Italy, Germany and Latvia on the Tomorrow’s Land project, which is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

The objective of Tomorrow’s Land is to help so-called social innovators, people with the ability to develop new products or services, or new ways of working, to achieve positive social change and ultimately a more inclusive society.

The focus of these new ways of working is on collaboration, and creating solutions that are more effective, efficient, sustainable or just than previous approaches.

In addition, when value is created, the aim is that is should benefit a community or society as a whole, rather than simply generating profits for owners or shareholders.

Partners in the Tomorrow’s Land project recently produced a strategic report identifying the key elements of the initiative, which was unveiled at an event at Regenerus’s Investment Centre HQ in Bootle town centre.

Key priorities identified in the report include the development of online resources offering new creative learning approaches to social innovation, and guidance to support educators and trainers who are working with future social innovators.

The Tomorrow’s Land project will also stage a major international social innovation conference on Merseyside at the end of next year.

Ruth Livesey of Regenerus commented:

“We’re delighted to be working with our European partners on Tomorrow’s Land because it’s such an exciting project.

“It’s all about creative thinking and encouraging connectivity, so that pioneer social innovators can get their new projects off the ground, and so contribute to a more innovative and inclusive – and ultimately better – economy and society.”