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.
The Social Innovation Academy online course is open for registrations! Packed with highly informative and targeted content, the course is designed for those who want to take on a more active role in their communities by creating innovative solutions to the challenges they face.
The Social Innovation Academy builds on the experience and expertise of Social(i)Makers partners. It consists of seven modules and allows for flexibility – you can follow the ones that pique your interest, or complete the whole course. From guiding you through your first steps in the field of social innovation to equipping you with the skills necessary to create solutions and funding your project, the Academy will provide you with all the knowledge you need to embark on your social innovation adventure.
The course launches on 10 September 2018 but you can sign up now and be notified when it goes live.
What you will learn
How to enter the stage of social innovation and understand its true nature
How to take your indivdual role in the social innovation play as a citizen and consumer
How to become an entrepreneurial actor for social good
How to explore and test your impact acting skills
How to collaborate to boost your social innovation performance
How to investigate how much impact you really have on your audience
How to ideally fund your social innovation
How to shape the framework of your innovation script through collaboration and co-creation.