Objective

Small or medium-sized companies that work on the integration of disadvantaged groups face significant shortages of skilled labour force. Such shortages mainly refer to technological progress and economic innovation. The INNO-WISEs project will tackle these weaknesses by improving the capacity of such companies enabling them to offer qualified jobs to disadvantaged groups. The project connects actors from work-integration social enterprises, research, technological experts and relevant public authorities.

Together they will develop and deliver solutions for applying key technologies and managerial models to the social enterprise sector. The project will create a knowledge management framework, a flexible digital communication platform and training programmes. Through its activities, it will change the entrepreneurial mind-set, skills and attitude of the sector thus building and promoting a stronger culture of entrepreneurship and greater social cohesion.

Partners

CROATIA

  • Medjimurje County - Regional Public Authority
  • Institut of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar - Higher education and research
  • ACT Group - Croatian Consortium of work integration social enterprises and supporting organisations

POLAND

  • SWR - Association for Regional Co-operation - Interest groups including NGOs

SLOVENIA

ITALY

BELGIUM

  • ENSIE - European Network of Social Integration Enterprises

Project term: July 2017 - June 2020

Interreg central Europe website of the project

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Debriefing : The first team meeting - 17.01.2018 - 18.01.2018 - Katowice, Poland

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As already announced, project team “INNO-WISEs” all gathered in Katowice (Poland) on the 17th & 18th January for our first project team meeting.

Our Polish partner Stowarzyszenie Współpracy Regionalnej (SWR), association for Regional Co-Operation, received the leader partner – Fondazione Politecnico di Milano – and all the project  partners during these two days.

This meeting was important to give a general overview of the actual situation of the project but also to fix the next step for the project INNO-WISEs. It was also an opportunity to discuss and bring forward the first national and regional reports made in Lombardia, Croatia, Slovenia and Poland. The reports focused on integration social enterprises behavior related on managerial, marketing and technological aspects.

Those reports results will be used for the implementation of tools and activities in order to develop technological innovation capabilities and skills of WISEs and more specifically to enhance the statut of work integration social enterprises. 


 

INNO-WISEs SELECTED FOR THE INTERREG CENTRAL EUROPE CONFERENCE - 21-22/09/2017 - BERLIN, Germany

The INNO-WISEs project has been selected to be presented during the 20 Year Anniversary Conference of the INTERREG Central Europe.

More information

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KICK OFF MEETING - The INNO-WISEs project starts to make social enterprises more competitive - 29/08/2017 - MILAN, ITALY

The project, financed by the Central Europe Interregional program, aims at proposing ideas, models and services that can make social enterprises more innovative and competitive by reducing the existing technological and business gap and stimulating a switch in mentality.

Press release about the launch of INNO-WISEs project