Starting in May, 2021, SDA will be a part of an international consortium with organizations from Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, implementing the project Social Innovation Plus - Competence Centres (SI PLUS). The project, led by Lechner, Reiter & Riesenfelder Social Research OG, aims at advancing the development of social innovation (SI) by mapping and supporting existing initiatives and establishing new approaches. The project will support relevant ESF and ESF+ stakeholders through offering information, knowledge and know-how, through providing advice, guidance and training, and through organizing networking and mutual learning formats at national and European levels. The planned project is going to establish SI competence centres in Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Slovakia in order to support ESF Managing Authorities in planning and implementing subsidy programs for boosting SI, as well as social innovators in order to benefit from these programs. The project’s duration is 24 months.
The project is funded by the EUROPEAN COMMISSION, European Social Fund and European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation.