About the Social(i)Makers project
Social innovation initiatives can create products, services and models that answer to structural transformations of civic communities – but they are still fragile and unevenly diffused in central Europe. The Social(i)Makers project aims to improve social innovation capacities by working with financiers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and citizens on how to generate new lively ecosystems as a bottom-up result of their interactions. The project will establish a transnational educational programme to train and connect Social(i)makers through a central Europe-wide learning and innovation community. The unique educational package developed by the project will involve partner regions as well as other central European regions facing social challenges. The project will train various actors to design and launch effective and sustainable social innovation initiatives. Moreover, the project will implement activities where they can put acquired skills into practice by planning own initiatives that answer to actual transnational or local social challenges. The project aims to provide a complex concept and programme for social innovation actors to replace diffuse change-making initiatives currently available in this sector.
On the 5th & 6th December, SI expert partners met in Maribor for discussing the first phase of the Social(i)Makers Education Programme that will be developed in the next months. Fondazione Democenter-Sipe, Social Impact, Zentrum für Soziale Innovation - ZSI , Nadácia Pontis, IFKA, Iparfejlesztési Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.Budapesti Kereskedelmi és Iparkamara (BKIK), Fundacja Fundusz Współpracy, Roots of Impact and Ekonomski Institut Maribor.
On the 24th & 25th October 2017, in Modena, was held the Kick-off meeting of all project partners. We discussed about project management, planned activities, deadlines and responsibilities of each partner. We also had the opportunity to get to know each other better. It was very fruitful meeting.
It has been established to gain more efficient public services for the citizens. The Unione dei Comuni del Distretto Ceramico focuses in supplying a series of public social services for its citizens: minors, elderlies, disabled people, needy families.
RoI is dedicated to design, pioneer and advise on effective solutions for impact finance. Their mission is to leverage finance to maximize the positive impact created by entrepreneurial ideas. To achieve this goal, we work with pioneering impact investors, public funders and strategic philanthropists globally in designing and implementing innovative funding mechanisms for high-impact organizations.
ROPS in Poznan is a regional self-governing organization directly accountable to the Wielkopolska region Management Board. ROPS carries out regional self-government tasks in the field of social policy, particularly in social care.
The Economic Institute Maribor is a development and consulting organisation which supports the development of the economy and the corporate sector with business infrastructure and promotes human resources development and employment.
The uniqueness of the Social Integration Enterprises that are part of “arbeit plus” is the combination of social, economic and ecological goals. The member organizations advise, supervise and employ people with difficulties accessing the labour market.