About the Project

Joining the Pact for Skills on Proximity and Social Economy, the European Social Innovation Campus (ESIC) contributes to the challenge of the upskilling and reskilling of 5% of the workforce and entrepreneurs of the sector each year to tackle the green and digital transitions in the social economy by boosting social innovation capacities.

The Alliance brings together higher education and vocational education and training, social economy organizations and enterprises from several European countries as well as European level actors.

The Alliance will establish and maintain the European Social Innovation Campus platform that distributes project results. The dynamic Skills Monitor integrated in the platform will host skills intelligence data in an open data format, and it will be accessible to all stakeholders and researchers. Events, meetings, and co-creation will integrate diverse actors into the process and help to disseminate its results.

Project Objectives

  • Drawing on evidence regarding the skills needs of occupational profiles, the Alliance boosts the provision of new skills and addresses skills mismatches by creating a new general Core Curriculum for the social economy and curricula to different EQF levels.
  • The Alliance designs and delivers transnational education and training content
  • It co-produces teaching and training methodologies for quick uptake of the contents at regional and local levels and for emerging occupational profiles.
  • The project will establish a strong communication and dissemination network, promoting the social economy sector as a career choice and supporting the development of a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mind-sets in the EU.