Social innovation initiatives can create products, services and models that answer to structural transformations of civic communities. The Social(i)Makers project aimed 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 established the transnational educational programme to train and connect Social(i)makers through a central Europe-wide learning and innovation community. The project trained various actors to design and launch effective and sustainable social innovation initiatives. Individual social innovation skills could be trained through a transnational educational programme provided for aspiring or already established innovators, a programme with two distinct, consecutive phases, collectively called the Social(i)Makers Launchpad:
the Social Innovatoin Academy and Social Innovatoin Skyrocket Lab (both available via Skyrocket Platform linked below).
In addition, our contribution to the project activities contributed to the development of an Transnatiolan Strategy and Transnational Action Plan for Advancing Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in Central Europe, published under Documents section lower on this site. Eight is the number of Local Pilot Actions implemented to improve the skills and competences of workers and entrepreneurs, all are detailed below in the Pilot section.
The Skyrocket Platform was created as a part of S(i)M project as a new digital environment for Social Innovators.
A very special space where Social Problems and Challenges meet Social Solutions.
One of the Social(i)Makers achievements was the creation of a TOOL that answers the question on
How to Innovate together for a better tommorow.
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.
Festival Social(i)Makers: un progetto europeo per creare una comunità d’innovatori sociali (in italian)
pRESS RELEASE: Social(i)Makers – summary of results achieved in 2018
Comunicato stampa - l'ultimo seminario della Social Innovation Academy ed i risultati raggiunti fino ad ora (in ITALIAN)