The social innovation ecosystem in Sweden (2022)

This report outlines the social innovation ecosystem in Sweden, as part of the European consortia Building Capacity for a Sustainable Society (BuiCaSuS) funded by The European Commission to establish competence centres for social innovation in its member states – where Forum for Social Innovation (MSI) at Malmö University coordinates the Swedish efforts. It summarises results from previous surveys and reports and describes the conditions, functions and actors involved in the Swedish ecosystem, outlining opportunities and challenges. 

At present, there is a need for specific ecosystems for social innovation and social enterprise, as this report shows. In the long term, however, even more actors need to adopt socially innovative methods to address complex societal challenges, renew the Swedish welfare system and achieve the global sustainability goals of the 2030 Agenda. 

To strengthen the social innovation ecosystem in Sweden, this report makes recommendations.