SEED
A competence center for Social Innovation

At the head of the Greek partnership is the Ministry of Labor, supported by 3 partners, the Development Agency of Karditsa, SciFy NGO and Kollektiva. Greece is part of the SEED Consortium with Italy, Romania and Slovenia.
Project Name
SEED
Funding Body
European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)
European Social Fund
Date
2021 – 2023
Lead Partner
Citta di Torino
Partners
University of Bologna (UNIBO)
Sončna Zadruga
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico Milano
Hellenic Ministry of Labor
Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of Slovenian Republic
Hashnet
Fonduri Structurale
Fondazione Italia Sociale
Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini
EURICSE
Center Noordung
Development Agency of Karditsa, AN.KA. S.A.
SciFy NGO

KOLLEKTIVA is part of an effort to build a Competence Center for Social Innovation in Greece supported by ESF + (European Social Fund Plus).

At the head of the Greek partnership is the Ministry of Labor, supported by 3 partners, the Development Agency of Karditsa, SciFy NGO and Kollektiva. Greece is part of the SEED Consortium with Italy, Romania and Slovenia.

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 centers, ESF managing authorities and other partners design and develop competence centers, which can help their countries to promote social innovation, including with funding from ESF+ and other EU programs.

The specific objective of SEED is to stimulate and support the establishment of 4 Social Innovation Competence Centers in Italy, Greece, Romania and Slovenia, where researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and civil servants will work together to create public and open infrastructures capable to assist national ESF managing authorities to better employ the ESF+ funds for the mainstream of Social Innovation as Public Sector Innovation approach to societal challenges.

To achieve these objectives SEED, by taking into the account the priority needs of ESF managing authorities, will engage, build and connect social innovation actors from: ITALY, GREECE, SLOVENIA and ROMANIA with diversified ecosystems to design and implement SI competence centers based on 4 priorities/challenges for the whole consortium and for each country respectively.

This project has received financial support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) (2014-2020) and the European Social Fund under Grant Agreement VS/2021/0191.