On the 20-25th May, 4 students from South East Asia participated in the social innovation week organized by the UA as part of the SEASIN project financed under the Erasmus + programme. 

The week experience on social innovation focused on improving students’ understanding on social innovation (education, support for social innovation projects and enterprises etc.) in Europe. During the social innovation week SEASIN students met some of the social innovation projects from Alicante and speak with it main actors. They has also the chance to interacted with students from the University of North Florida (U.S) during the international social innovation course provided by Prof. Enric Bas, Director of Futurlab.

SEASIN students were asked to reflect on the following questions: 

  • why has innovation acquired such a central place in our society or, put differently, where precisely does the idea of innovation come from?
  • how can social innovation transform societies?
  • how can we share the lessons learned from different projects and several countries?  

Thanks to the cooperation of UA professors and UA team, the study week, inspired SEASIN students to believe in their social innovation projects. It gave SEASIN students an opportunity to visualize their future as leaders of change in South East Asia and join the South East Asian Social Innovation Network.

Yadana Maung Maung Khin took part of the visit and as conclusions she said “ I had a lot of knowledge from my visit to Alicante University. I learned many social projects in Europe and I got the opportunity to see and experience so many new things that will never forget.”