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.


SEED Capacity Building

Thuesday 20 December 2022
12:30 pm 2:00 pm

Building on the SEED mapping of Social Innovation in Italy, Greece, Romania and Slovenia, the webinar introduces the relevant role of citizens in the development of Social Innovation. Because citizens often generate networks made of weak and low-intensity ties and membership forms are impalpable or non-existent….

SEEDing the Future – SEED at the EU Week of Regions and Cities

11 October The European Week of Regions and Cities, the main annual event organized by the European Commission dedicated to cohesion policy, is hosting an online session organized by the SEED project on 11 October at 12.30 pm. The webinar called “SEEDing the Future” hosts the representatives of the four…

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The SEED Capacity Building programme gets started

September, 20th – from 12.30 to 02.00 p.m. With a webinar dedicated to the challenges of launching, managing, and scaling up Social Innovations, the SEED partnership launches a programme of Capacity Building activities from September 2022 to April 2023. The programme consists of 11 online meetings covering six main thematic…

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