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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.
And here it is A Universal Method for Implementing Open Social Innovations - it was created as part of a Polish pilot action and is ready to use. You can download it free of charge from the press corner section below and use it to become part of the change.
It was given that within the project funded by the European Union and the Hungarian State be undertaken to 3.6 million euro, the partner countries concerned implemented by local pilot projects over the past nine months, where social innovation initiatives have been tested locally. In the Hungarian local pilot....
Diginclusion Hub in Austria – fostering digital inclusion in the context of Social Enterprises.
The current COVID-19 crisis stresses the importance of digital inclusion in the context of social businesses.
In order to prevent the exclusion of disadvantaged people from the labor market, our Austrian partner arbeit plus....
A methodology to measure and evaluate the social impact of projects.
How can you evaluate the impact of a Social Innovation Project ? This was the main objective of Unione dei Comuni Distretto Ceramico's pilot: focus on impact assessment and build, with the help of ...
Learning by doing.
The aim of the Slovenian pilot is to test the model for active change-making and to use and evaluate the tools used during the process, targeting different groups of stakeholders with a special focus to empower them in finding change making solutions.
In the first stage of the pilot several creative sessions were organised in different regions of Slovenia...
Innovative models for employment of disadvantaged people.
The goals of this project, coordinated and implemented by the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the involvement of external experts, are:
1. Developing innovative "business models" for the employment of disadvantaged people ....
The Innovation Sharing Approach.
The main objective of Polish local pilot was the creation of the Innovation Sharing Approach, a "manual" that contains a set of universal tools for those who (especially public institutions and NGOs) would be interested in implementing social innovation in their area and local community.
In September-October we collected 14 applications from 7 countries in the „Be Social, Be Maker“ competition for scaling the Social Innovation Academy, and evaluated them along the following award criteria: innovativeness, output(s), outcome, impact, sustainability, and scalability.
pRESS RELEASE: Social(i)Makers – summary of results achieved in 2018