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.
In February 2019, Social(i)Makers has entered into the next implementation phase. Planned for the next few months is a number of activities and events aimed at developing existing social innovation initiatives, as well as contributing to the creation of new ideas on the territories of partner countries.
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.
Social(i)Makers has launched a series of webinars that aims at offering additional inspiration and fresh ideas around the core pillars of Social Innovation. Join us and discover successful practices from all over Europe. The topics chosen are related to the modules of our Social Innovation Academy.
The Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia and the Economic Institute in Maribor organized the first workshop on the theme "Active Citizenship / Be a part of the change!", which took place on 19.9.2018 in Velenje, Slovenia.
pRESS RELEASE: Social(i)Makers – summary of results achieved in 2018