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DEP is a tool of transformation of social reality that socially innovates because it puts citizens in the Centre of the perspective ensures its Executive Chairman, Mr. Enric Renau Barcelona, June 16, 2010. The Catalan consultancy DEP is celebration and these days commemorates its anniversary with the publication of the book DEP, 15 years of social innovation, which includes major contributions he has done over the years, his research sociological, accompanied by twenty-one interviews with personalities of maximum relevance that have relied on DEP. Work sepresento yesterday within the framework of an act private facilities of the FAD of Barcelona, accompanied by various personalities of the Catalan society, comoCarme Trilla (Secretariat d housing of the Departament de Medi Ambient i Habitatge de la Generalitat de Catalunya), Olga Serra i Ferrer (President of the Fundacio Pere Robert Verges i) among others, clients and professionals in his team. The book, available on the website of the Institute (w.dep.net), deals with an analysis of the political and social reality through Fifteen defined areas, including relevant data from the projects carried out by the consultant over these first three decades of life. With this compendium, the reader can easily interpret which are the main economic, political and social challenges for the future according to the main actors of Catalunya. Laboratory of Ideas in addition, during the ceremony also announced the results of a study conducted by the Institute based on interviews on-line made to experts and opinion leaders, which addressed different aspects of news in Catalan society. This is the first project undertaken by the laboratory of Ideas of DEP, which strengthens the innovative character of the Catalan consultancy.

Social innovation refers to placing the citizen at the Centre of our perspective. The person we care about user of public or private services, which can be student, patient, consumer, voters, etc. The citizen or the citizen who has doubts and certainties, illusions and concerns, behaviors and unknowns, attitudes, opinions and behaviours, says Enric Renau.