SEED is one of the six projects supported by the European Commission in order to establish national competence centres for social innovation across the EU. During two years (May 2021-May 2023) social innovation organisations, research centres, ESF managing authorities and other partners design and develop competence centres, which can help their countries to promote social innovation, including with funding from ESF+ and other EU programmes.

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⦿ Building capacity among a range of stakeholders: ESF+ managing authorities, local and regional authorities, practitioners, support organisations, donors, etc.

⦿ Raising awareness of the social innovation concept.

⦿ Developing tools and methods to achieve and scale-up impact.

synergies and resources

⦿ Adoption of a collaborative approach among different organizations (public, private, third sector, academia).

⦿ Supporting funding institutions and public authorities in mainstreaming social innovation policies.

Transnational exchange

⦿ Sharing knowledge collective action: what does/does not work?

⦿ Beyond sharing: cooperating in joint endeavours, active mentoring and partnerships.


From SEED to the Future

Final Conference in Athens

The Greek Ministry of Labor hosts in Athens the SEED final conference whose title “From SEED to the future” brings forward the main topic that will be discussed by the high level panelists, the project partners and the representatives of other consortia: the future of the Competence Centers for Social Innovation in Europe.

SEED 8th Capacity Building Webinar

On Thursday, May 11, from 12.30 to 02.00 p.m, the Seed Capacity Building Programme will organize the 8th webinar titled “Technology and Social Innovation” The last webinar focuses on technology and the digital sphere which entail many processes of Social Innovation and it aims to bring insights into the intertwining between social…

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FUSE – Showcasing Innovations Validated For Scaling

Tuesday April 25th, 11am – 1pm CET  FUSE organizes an online showcasing event as part of the Facilitating United Approaches to Social Innovation in Europe (FUSE) project. At this event, we will launch a Validation Tool for validating the potential of Social Innovations to scale, and showcase a selection of…

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