The European Commission DG Employment and Social Affairs
October 1st 2011 - September 1st 2013
Social Experimentation is a project funded by the European Commission's DG Employment and Social Affairs. Together with DenokInn (ES), ConfCooperative (IT) and DemNet (HU), Euclid Network is trying to pilot a new infrastructure: The Social Innovation Park. The Park has the goal to develop and implement new methodologies for emerging social challenges. The outcomes and lessons learned from this project will be disseminated and submitted to the European Commission in forms of recommendations. The focus areas of the project is social entrepreneurship.
The specific objectives of the project are:
Euclid Network's role
Euclid Network will support the project partners throughout the project. Euclid wil specifically work on innovative ways to finance social innovation projects. For this reason EN organises an event the 13th of November that looks at how to fund large scale social innovation projects. The case study for this event is a palliative care project that has been supported by the Social Innovation Park under this project.
Furthermore, Euclid Network will help working with the partners to come up with recommendations and sets of best practices how to replicate the model of the Social Innovation Park across Europe, to have an infrastructure in place to responde to emerging social problems.
DenokInn (leading partner, Spain)
ConfCooperative Napoli (Italy)