Social Innovation: Ruissiraati @Ruisrock Festival
Did you know that Finnish Ruisrock Festival has been around for more than 50 years?! And yet, they somehow manage to stay fresh and interesting for their young audiences. This is likely because the festival actively asks for their opinion: every year, a jury of young people, called Ruissiraati, helps create the festival with their very own ideas and concepts. Read the whole story below.
This story is part of the EU-funded project FUSION – Festivals as Social Innovation Incubators. In FUSION, experts on festivals and youth work have joined forces to create a tailored suite of resources, so that festivals can realize their potential as platforms for social innovation. These include a good-practice guide with social innovation projects at European festivals, a how-to toolbox for developing projects specifically for festivals, and alliances between festivals and social innovation organizations. FUSION will enable young people/organizations to use festivals as a steppingstone to implement their own ideas, products and technologies for the benefit of society.