Report “Entrepreneurial and Social Innovation Skills Driving Inclusion and Tackling the Innovation Divide” available  

 

The results from the dynamic session on “Entrepreneurial and Social Innovation Skills Driving Inclusion and Tackling the Innovation Divide” at the European Week of Regions and Cities, held on October 11, 2023, in Brussels, are now available! The detailed report can be found here: https://shine2.eu/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/EU-Regions-Week.pdf  

This session delved into European perspectives on fostering entrepreneurial and social innovation skills to propel inclusive development and innovation. 

Notably, the INTEGER project introduced an innovative approach to enhancing the knowledge and skills of social innovators, or “col.labers,” by leveraging the European Standard Classification of Occupations (ESCO). 

By utilizing ESCO and prioritizing identified skills, social actors enhance collaboration, ensure well-informed decisions, and promote inclusion through diverse connections. This emphasis on social entrepreneurship skills equips initiatives with a strategic vision, fostering adaptability to community needs. 

Co-hosted by a coalition of esteemed organizations including UNITEE (Belgium), SHINE 2Europe (Portugal), Friends of Europe (Belgium), Eurochambres (Belgium), AFEdemy, the age-friendly environments academy (the Netherlands), and the i2CAT Foundation (Spain), the session received invaluable support from EU-funded projects such as SIRENE, NET4Age-Friendly, and INTEGER – Interconnecting 4 Helix Innovation Ecosystems in European Regions. 

Moreover, proficiency in business, finance, and monitoring guides efforts towards sustainability and responsiveness, ensuring a people-centered approach and promoting a culture of informed and inclusive decision-making. 

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