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Innovative Social Investment: Strengthening communities in Europe (InnoSI)

Objective

There is growing consensus in Europe that an active set of approaches to welfare known as Social Investment will improve human capital, enable more people to participate in society, and reduce intergenerational deprivation, yet implementation has been uneven across member states and much remains to be learned, especially with regard to regional and local realities of Social Investment. This proposal is for EURO-3-2014: European societies after the crisis. Within that call its focus is on ‘Innovative social investment approaches for the modernisation of social policies and services’. We will deploy multidisciplinary research on innovative ways of implementing and financing social welfare that promise lasting benefits. Our aims are threefold:
-Identify and evaluate existing innovative and strategic approaches to social welfare reform at a regional and local level;
-Explore social and psychological impact of these innovations on individuals and communities;
-Collate useful, practical learning from this new body of evidence and mobilise it to inform policy and practice across the EU.
We will deliver on our first two aims through:
• Macro and micro-level research on social investment policies and initiatives;
• Mixed method case studies in ten member states, taking account of local and regional networks, institutions and assets, as well as national and European policies;
• A distinct understanding of Social Investment utilizing ‘social innovation’ as a key concept;
• A strong user voice, ensured throughout the project by recruiting and training ‘Community Reporters’

Approximately a third of the resource on this project is devoted to impact generation (Aim 3). Results from the research will be assimilated in a Foresight Analysis where we will work with policy makers, user-led organizations and social entrepreneurs to consider options for innovative ways of implementing and financing social welfare systems in the future. 10 impact partners will assist us.

Call for proposal

H2020-EURO-SOCIETY-2014
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Coordinator

THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Address
Oxford Road All Saints Building
M15 6BH Manchester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 376 280,75

Participants (17)

Stichting Hogeschool Utrecht
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 358 477
Address
Padualaan 99
3584 CH Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TURUN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 217 904,75
Address
Joukahaisenkatu 3A
20520 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 176 942,50
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEBRECENI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 123 326,75
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
4032 Debrecen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 141 516,25
Address
Universitetsgatan 2
651 88 Karlstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET WROCLAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 75 393,75
Address
Pl Uniwersytecki 1
50137 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 221 654
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 152 783,75
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANTEIO PANEPISTIMIO KOINONIKON KAIPOLITIKON EPISTIMON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 92 850
Address
Odos Syngrou 136
176 71 Kallithea Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUCLID NETWORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 140 019
Address
Southbank Technopark 90 London Road
SE1 6LN London
Activity type
Other
PEOPLE S VOICE MEDIA LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 82 062,50
Address
The Fort Offices Artillery Business Park Garrison E Park Hall
SY11 4AD Oswestry
Activity type
Other
LOCALITY (UK) LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 54 801,25
Address
Corsham Street 33
N1 6DR London
Activity type
Other
A.I.C.CO.N.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 33 058,75
Address
Piazzale Della Vittoria 15
47121 Forli Fo
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORUM - IDEBURNA ORGANISATIONER MED SOCIAL INRIKTNING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 43 313,75
Address
Hantverkargatan 3F
112 21 Stockolm
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 42 095
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITOUTO ERGASIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 27 056,25
Address
Emmanouil Benaki 71A
10681 Athina
Activity type
Other
FUNDACJA INSTYTUT SPRAW PUBLICZNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 16 296,25
Address
Ul. Szpitalna 5 Lok 22
00 031 Warszawa
Activity type
Other