This Thematic Dossier seeks to answer some of those questions. It results from the reflections and discussions that took place during EUN’s Policy and Innovation Committee (PIC) meeting in Barcelona on 23-24 February 2006. At the meeting, participants came up with quite a diversity of views when asked to explain what the word innovation meant as regards to their national contexts. To shed light on these differences and complex issues this thematic dossier brings together a series of articles and analyses to describe innovative projects and practices in Europe. [download PDF].