Driving social innovation


Growing a Transnational Smart Community of Social Innovators for the Inclusive Development of Central Europe


The sustainability of Central Europe (CE) is challenged by the structural transformations of its civic communities as well as by the social implications of the changes affecting their context. The Social(i)Makers project aims at improving the skills and entrepreneurial competences for advancing economic and social innovation in the region. Thirteen partners from Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia are part of the consortium.

The project is divided into two main phases:

Social Innovation Academy

(1) the “Social Innovation Academy”: the trainees will learn how to leverage impact investing, social business, social innovations policy and active citizenship, to exploit useful technology and impact assessment through a blended learning experience (online and on-site)

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Social Innovation Skyrocket Lab

(2) the “Social Innovation Skyrocket Lab”: the participants will put the acquired skills into practice through and pilot local and transnational social initiatives for Central Europe.

Through these two phases, the project hopes to trigger the emergence of a transnational Social(i)Makers community in Central Europe which will be further developed by a long-term social innovations capacity-building strategy.

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Results release from the Social Innovation Academy

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Social Innovation Academy press release January 2019


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