The topics regarding social innovation and the communities were explored on 10-12 May 2022 in the training school organised by Dr.Shane O’Sullivan from the Department of Applied Social Sciences, Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest

Our COST action member – Dr. Paulina Budrytė (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania), shares her impressions about SHIINE Training School in Limerick, which was held this spring in Ireland.’Training School in Limerick was an inspiring adventure – intensive, informative, and well organized. After endless zoom-meetings imposed by COVID-19 pandemics, it was inspiring to have live discussions and case visits to the places. Everybody learned much about Limerick and Ireland in just a few days. Yet, we learned even more about social innovations and the role of universities as the drivers of social innovations. We had lengthy debates about social enterprises, their purposes, and deliveries. However, most importantly, I believe this meeting will flourish in new partnerships and collaborations between youth researchers around Europe’.

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Time Tuesday 10 May 2022: Hartnett Centre Board Room 
9:00 – 9:30Arrival to TUS (Moylish Campus) Assemble at entrance to the Hartnett Building 
9:30 – 11:00Official Welcome Dr. Maura Clancy, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology; and Director of Progression Pathways (TUS) All participants to provide introduction and overview of current research Overview of Training School Activities Overview of Quadruple Helix concept Dr Shane O’Sullivan (TUS) 
11:00 – 11:30Refreshments and Networking 
11:30 – 13:00Supporting Access and Participation in Higher Education Dr Carolann Bargary (TUS)
13:00 – 14:00Refreshments and Networking 
14:00 – 15:30 Dr Mary McDonnell Naughton (TUS) 
15:30 – 16:00Refreshments and Networking 
16:00 – 16:30Profile of Limerick City Prof Des McCafferty (formerly Mary Immaculate College) 
16:30 – 17:00Facilitated Discussion 
19:00Walking Tour of Limerick City Centre Please meet outside King John’s Castle. Dr. Paul O’Brien (Mary Immaculate College) 
Time Wednesday 11 May 2022: TUS Boardroom 
9:15: 10:30Understanding Limerick’s Urban Regeneration: Moyross Case Study Dr Lorcan Byrne (TUS)
10:30 – 10:45Refreshments and Networking 
10:45 – 13:00Collaborative Planning Dr Catherine Corcoran (TUS) Leading Innovation through Community Engagement Prof. Carmen Paunescu (Bucharest University of Economic Studies)
13:00 – 13:20Travel to St. Munchin’s Community Enterprise Centre 
13:30 – 14:30Refreshments and Site Visit 
14:30 – 15:00Travel to Moyross Youth Academy 
15:30 – 16:15Moyross Youth Academy 
16:15 – 16:30Travel to Changing Ireland at Moyross Community Centre 
16:30 – 17:00Changing Ireland – Community Development Magazine 
Time Thursday 12 May 2022: Hartnett Centre Board Room 
9:30 – 11:00TUS – A Focus on Researching the Social Economy at Higher Education Institutes Dr Marie Taylor (TUS) 
11:00 – 11:30Refreshments and Networking  
11:30 – 13:00Quadruple Helix Workshop 
13:00 – 14:00Refreshments and Networking
14:00 – 15:00Paul Partnership – Profile of Organisation Supporting Community Development; Employment Supports; and Social Inclusion in Limerick Helen Fitzgerald (Paul Partnership)  
15:00 – 16:00Final Review