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. 


Common working culture of in situ partners

To facilitate smooth implementation of the project, we developed a common working culture. We are proud to announce it!



Project Partners

Project IN-SITU has 12 partners from 6 European regions.

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social innovation and best practice booklet - part 1

social innovation and best practice booklet - part 2

project outputs

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 (---)

o.T2.1 inter-generational training and support scheme methodology (CLick here to download)

O.T4.1 social innovation needs assessment with an inter-generational approach (click here to download)

o.T4.2 inter-generational support scheme and strategy blueprint (available in 03.2022)

Outputs will be available in the dates provided above.

Last update: 16/09/2020