The economic and financial crisis has left a strong mark on central Europe’s socio-economic system, particularly labour market and demography. Enormous challenges include especially the ongoing increase of unemployment that ultimately results in poverty and social exclusion. The groups particularly affected by loss of job are youth and senior persons, mainly having low qualifications and missing soft skills. Sustainable solutions are urgently needed.
The IN SITU project targets unqualified youth and older workers (50 plus), who are long-term unemployed and mainly affected by negative processes on the labour market, who normally will merely have any chance to get a job. Thanks to cooperation between younger and older generations there persons will learn from each other by exchanging experiences, bridging missing skills and competences.
Project partner from 6 regions of Central Europe is ready to develop and implement an innovative service addressing particular needs of these disfavoured groups. What is particularly important, is a fast-track to labour market and regaining positive self-esteem. A new tailored business development service and support scheme will be oriented on promoting integration of these unemployed persons into the labour market. Their activity will be organised in the form of social enterprise.
The support scheme will require active participation of all key players - local and regional governments, private businesses and third sector (NGO).
As a result of the project a network of 6 Social Innovation Hubs will be established, where disadvantaged persons will be offered professional support in starting-up and running their businesses.
On 13 and 14 April 2021 we had the first IN SITU Game Changer Fairs promoting the best initiatives and social business ideas authored by the first cohorts of IN SITU trainings. It was an inspiring experience despite its being online. We even had a DJ and yoga session!
Coronavirus pandemic affected mobility of all of us, including senior persons. The recovery after illness or return to more intensive physical activity requires step-by-step increase of exercises. Our seniors and younger people proposed an interesting social initiative focused on solution of such problems.
Togeher with the Centre of Develoment of Social Initiatives we have organised the next focus group meeting combined with recruitment to the training and consulting programme executed in the project. It was a good occasion to exchange views and share experience.
Train-the-Trainers - completed!
All sessions oriented towards increase of knowledge and skills of the staff of our Social Innovation Hubs are over.
Despite the pandemic we managed to have them all online.
Social entrepreneurship go together with digital revolution.
Challenges and benefits on inclusion of the migrants were discussed during the 2nd Focus Group in Stuttgart. As the share of newcomers to the city keeps increasing, this issue must be properly handled and one of the tools may be social innovations.
More than 50 representatives of local governments, NGOs, business support organizations and social economy took part in the first focus group in Katowice.
The discussion was very lively. The main point of interest was delivery of tools supporting intergenerational cooperation as the further result of the project.
To facilitate smooth implementation of the project, we developed a common working culture. We are proud to announce it!
Project IN-SITU has 12 partners from 6 European regions.
Number of Partners
Tools for improving skills
social innovation and best practice booklet - part 1
social innovation and best practice booklet - part 2
O.T1.1 Identification of social innovation footprint - actors and instruments (click here to dowNLOAD)
O.T1.2 Toolbox for increasing transnational Social innovation footprint in Partner regions (---)
Outputs will be available in the dates provided above.
Last update: 28.04.2021