B-WISE (2021-2024) is an Erasmus + “Blueprint” project which aims to develop and implement a new strategic approach to sectoral cooperation on skills needed to reinforce the empowering work of WISEs, to strengthen the skills and competences of disadvantaged groups and to sustainably tackle the digital gap and digital challenges the sector faces. 


The B-WISE project, Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills in Work Integration Social Enterprises is an Erasmus + project coordinated by EASPD with the help of ENSIE.

The aim of the project is to develop and implement a European strategy to address skills needs, in particular regarding digital skills, in the Work Integration Social Enterprises sector.

The partnership is composed of 2 european networks, EASPD and ENSIE, 16 WISEs sector representatives, 13 VET providers and one European Research institute. The partners are from 13 European countries: Austria, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Slovenia and Spain.

The partners are supported by an advisory board that gathers 7 umbrella organisations, 1 international organisation and 8 representatives of national and regional authorities. 

The B-WISE project targets the skills needs of people with support needs, their supporters (such as their job coaches, trainers) and their managers. The project will also promote the attractiveness of the WISE sector as a career choice and it will raise awareness on the importance of the use of digital technologies to support people who are more at risk to be excluded from the labour market in work placement.

To reach this goal and prepare WISEs to face future challenges, the project will implement the following actions:

  1. Develop a report to provide an overview of the WISEs sector across Europe and identify the skills needs in the sector.
  2. Design three training curricula to meet the skills gaps of workers in integration, their supporters and their managers.
  3. Make those curricula a reality by testing them in 13 countries and validating them by certification authorities.
  4. Develop a European Strategy to continue addressing the skills needs in the WISEs sector even after the end of the project.
  5. Raise awareness to promote the WISEs sector as a career choice and on the importance of the use of digital technologies to support people who are more at risk to be excluded from the labour market in work placement.

You can find all the information about the project on the B-WISE project website, available in 13 languages! 

To be aware of all the news, you can go on the B-WISE project Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn channels. 

Advisory Board

7 umbrella organisations

1 international organisation

  • ILO                                        

Project activities

The B-WISE project launching event


On October 14th 2021, the B-WISE project organised its launching event in Brussels! All the partners from the project gathered to present the project and its main goals, especially in the digital skills area!  

You can find here all the information about the launching event. 

The B-WISE project has a leaflet!


The partners in the B-WISE project prepared the leaflet presenting the project! 

You can find it here in all the languages of the project! 

B-WISE Kick-Off meeting

At the end of January, B-WISE organised its kick-off meeting, gathering all the partners. 

You can read more about the Kick-off meeting here. 

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