Social Innovation: Superar @Sziget Festival
With 450,000 visitors in 6 days, Sziget Festival Official is one of the biggest festivals in Europe. However, this doesn’t stop them from inviting a children’s choir onto their stage: they supported the initiative Superar (Superar Zeneművészeti Program Magyarország), which provides music education to youth from underprivileged conditions, by letting them perform at the festival – and collecting donations. 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.