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Partners

SIC is run by a consortium of organisations across Europe: 

 


AEIDL is a non-profit social enterprise with 25 years of experience in working with the European Commission. It has developed an in-depth understanding of EU policies and the tools and methods that can be applied to ensure effective communication. 

AEIDL is the project coordinator and facilitating the social economy network
 


Sozialforschungsstelle (sfs) is a central scientific institute of TU Dortmund University. It is one of the largest German research institutes in social sciences as well as an international player in the field of theory and methodology development with regards to the international dimension of social innovation. It provides academic perspectives on social innovations and actively participates in development processes.

TUDO is leading the research work package.
 


UNIBO
(University of Bologna) is the oldest university in the western world, boasting the impressive 11 schools, 33 departments, and about 87000 students. It is the first Italian university for the attractiveness of European funding for research, and is supported by the European Research and Innovation Office.

UNIBO is leading the learning work package and facilitating the cities and regions network
 


YF
(The Young Foundation) is a leading independent centre for disruptive social innovation, carrying out research, influencing policy, creating new organizations, and supporting others do the same through capacity building programmes and investment for social ventures. It has been working to shape European policies on social innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment. 

The Young Foundation is leading the experimentation work package and facilitating community-led innovation network and intermediaries
 


Nesta
 is an independent charity, supporting innovation to help address our most pressing social and economic challenges. It is one of the world’s leading experts in social innovation and public services innovation. It has an extensive track record of collaboratively delivering European funded projects.

Nesta is leading the policy work package and facilitating the DSI network
 


SIL
 is a non-profit organization active in seven countries of the Western Balkan region, dedicated to promoting, mapping, and encouraging the emergence of social innovation projects/initiatives and social innovation trends. It provides a platform for social innovation advancement and encourages capacity building for social innovation development through impact design, participatory place-making, citizen-driven innovations, creative labs, innovation in public administration, social innovation labs, and more.
 


DRIFT
(The Dutch Research Institute for Transitions) is at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and is the internationally leading institute in the field of Sustainability Transitions and Transition Management. It combines cutting-edge research on sustainability transitions, policy, governance, and social innovation with high-level consultancy and training programs for governmental institutions, businesses, and intermediary organizations.
 


Sinnergiak UPV/EHU
 is a social innovation research centre of the University of the Basque Country. It fosters social innovation at a regional level, promoting academic research and social intervention.

Sinergiak is facilitating the public sector innovators network.
 


ZSI
 is a private non-profit research organization with limited liability with officially recognized common public interest status. It is Austria’s most successful social scientific research institute in EU Framework Programmes. Its main activities are in research policy and development, work and equal opportunities, and technology and knowledge. 

ZSI is leading the strategy work package.
 


DTI
(The Danish Technological Institute) is a private not-for-profit organization, which develops, applies, and disseminates research and technology to industry and for the benefit of society. It is the largest supplier of technological and business services to Danish society, ensuring leading edge relevance and value in the areas of education, training, and lifelong learning systems, information society, labour market policies, innovation and industry policies, and bottom-up and user-driven innovation including social and inclusive innovation.

DTI is facilitating collaborative and sharing economy, corporate social innovation and inclusive development networks.
 


REVES
 is a non-profit association and the only European organization bringing together local and regional public authorities and social economy enterprises and organizations. As a network of social innovation in terms of methods, procedures, and products, it enables economic and social actors to promote and develop social economy.
 


SIX
(Social Innovation Exchange) is the only cross-sector, cross-discipline global network that primarily focuses on social innovation. It promotes learning across sectors, fields, and countries, enabling members to work together to develop resources for social innovators around the world.

SIX is leading the engagement and dissemination work package.