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.
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.
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 (available in 03.2020)
O.T1.2 Toolbox for increasing transnational Social innovation footprint in Partner regions (available in 03.2020)
o.T2.1 inter-generational training and support scheme methodology (available in 08.2020)
O.T4.1 social innovation needs asessment with an inter-generational approach (available in 12.2019)
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: 03/04/2020