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Entrepreneurial skills for young social innovators in an open digital world. A European Initiative

Objective

DOIT contributes to youth employment and to create new jobs in the social economy by nurturing in young pupils seeds for active social innovation: entrepreneurial mind-sets, knowhow and skills. The project empowers primary and secondary school pupils (6-16 years) alongside educators to apply open innovation methods, digital maker tools and collaboration skills to tackle societal problems. It will develop ground-breaking DOIT toolboxes for children as well facilitators, which provide complementary knowhow and support. They are designed for experiencing being a social innovator in mobile and fixed child-friendly makerspaces and are easily accessible at the interactive DOIT webplatform. Co-created with help of the Children’s Advisory Committee, DOIT novel resources cover inspirational experimentation, design, prototyping and basic business modelling knowhow needed for sustainable product and service innovation. The DOIT children’s social innovation and entrepreneurship programme is piloted and evaluated across 10 European countries (AT, BE, DE, DK, ES, FI, HR, NL, RS und SI), reaching 42.000 children and 20.000 facilitators in schools, innovation labs, maker spaces and social enterprises. It offers intergenerational workshops and training events targeted at different learner needs and learning settings. DOIT showcases how its child-friendly, intergenerational maker approach enables young people to acquire the manual, technological, intellectual and social skills they need to be active and initiate social good. DOIT’s online idea competition, open to all children in Europe, will inspire them to pursue an entrepreneurial career path. The project consortium comprises experienced actors across the social innovation value chain with links to related European initiatives fostering young entrepreneurship education. DOIT’s ambassador Network (currently more than 80 supporting institutions) and open educational resources will drive DOIT’s long-term sustainability and impact.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-CO-CREATION-2017
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

SALZBURG RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
Address
Jakob Haringer Strasse 5
5020 Salzburg
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 628 500

Participants (13)

STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 338 425
Address
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 277 400
Address
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 327 375
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
MEDIALE PFADE.ORG-VEREIN FUR MEDIENBILDUNG EINGETRAGENER VEREIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 139 475
Address
Oranienstr 19A
10999 Berlin
Activity type
Other
EDUCENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 152 975
Address
Sint-pietersaalststraat 38
9000 Gent
Activity type
Other
ZAVOD ZA KULTURO, UMETNOST IN IZOBRAZEVANJE KERSNIKOVA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 83 750
Address
Kersnikova Ulica 4
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Other
DRUSTVO SA OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU POLYHEDRA BEOGRAD-ZVEZDARA
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 59 937,50
Address
Dojranska 16
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 44 097,45
Address
Gammelbro 38
7190 Billund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU ARHITEKTONSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 76 625
Address
Kaciceva 26
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT D'ARQUITECTURA AVANCADA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 91 125
Address
Carrer Pujades 102
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
VSI EUROPOS SOCIALINIS VERSLUMO UGDYMOIR INOVATYVIU STUDIJU INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 92 875
Address
Liepu G 54
92106 Klaipeda
Activity type
Other
YOUTH PROAKTIV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 84 400
Address
Rue Des Capucins 7
1030 Brussels
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE SYDDANMARK
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 82 462,55
Address
Degnevej 16
6705 Esbjerg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)