Social Innovation Match

‘The Social Innovation Match aims to promote the transfer and/or scaling-up of social innovation across Europe.

You can find there inspirational examples and organisations with whom you might want to work in the future.

Which areas are covered in the Social Innovation Match?

‘Social innovation examples gathered in the Social Innovation Match have a wide coverage: they can be funded from public or private sources and can be local, regional, national or European. The thematic focus is around investment areas of the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+), i.e. initiatives related to employment, education and training and social inclusion.

What does Social Innovation Match offer?

The Social Innovation Match includes:

  • Social innovation initiatives from across Europe have the possibility to filter initiatives by country, type of initiative, theme of organisation, level of action, status and source of funding
  • Social innovation organisations from across Europe and the possibility to filter organisations by country, level of action, theme of organisation and type of organisation.

Currently, around 150 social innovation initiatives are already visible.

How to become part of the Social Innovation Match?

As a project promoter or stakeholder, you can upload your social innovation initiative and / or organisation profile directly to the database. In order to do so, log in to this website using EU Login. You can then upload your organisation and social innovation initiative by following the instructions following the buttons “Create new Case study” and “Create new Organisation”.

Local, regional and national initiatives will be validated against quality and appropriateness by a national validator, such as the National Competence Centre for Social Innovation, transnational and EU-level social innovation initiatives will be validated by the European Competence Centre for Social Innovation.'(1)


Learn more at Social Innovation Academy 

Social Innovation Academy is the first fully online management training programme focusing exclusively on social innovation.

Why Social Innovation Academy? Social innovation has increasingly come to be perceived as the answer to the rising number of European societal challenges. While the European authorities, leading academics, policy experts, business people and activists agree that social innovation is the key to a better future for Europe and the world, it is extremely difficult for professionals to obtain high-quality training on what social innovation actually offers and, more importantly, how it can be done in practice.

The Social Innovation Academy is aiming to change this situation in Europe and beyond. If you are interested in keeping up with this project, you can subscribe to our newsletter, become one of our friends or follow us on social media (LinkedInTwitter and Facebook). We welcome all requests for collaboration here.



(1) Graphic and text copyright: the European Commission, https://ec.europa.eu/european-social-fund-plus/en/social-innovation-match 

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