+RESILIENT (Mediterranean Open Resources for Social Innovation of Socially Responsive Enterprises) puts together a partnership of eight Mediterranean countries to tackle the need for innovation conducive to increased socially responsive competitiveness of SMEs and stimulate new jobs, especially for companies operating in the social economy. It aims to kick-start a process of policy change at the regional level in the involved areas resulting in the integration of successful elements into the new Cohesion policy (EU2020+). The overall objective is to positively influence the different structural elements of policy governing “clusters with high social vocation and responsiveness” (SVRC) by leveraging on innovation dynamics led by technology, open data & successful models with social relevance & impact.
“Clusters with high social vocation and responsiveness” (SVRC) are usually codified only at the local level. +RESILIENT addresses the transnational dimension as a networking and capacity building approach to achieve a critical mass, increase horizontal opportunities for SMEs, mobility, employability and for scaling up into Cohesion Policy and Funds.
With a total budget of 3,278,529 eur, +RESILIENT is an integrated project that establishes a structural approach to policy & practice improvement of emerging dynamics in social innovation through an overarching process based on the intertwined use of open data and the creation of a transnational socially responsive value chain. This includes studying existing initiatives, adapting and testing, with the final objective of capitalizing them in the MED area.
Main results of the Study on Skills and Capabilities Assessment of Social Innovation of Socially Responsive Enterprises coordinated by Lidia Arroyo & Jörg Müller (UOC). Results for Barcelona: “Competències professionals i per a la innovació social digital en l’economia social i solidària“.
Start date: February 2018 – End date: January 2022
Lead partner: Veneto Region (Italy)
Aix-Marseille Université (France)
Region of Istria (Croatia)
RCDI – Development and Innovation Network (Portugal)
Region of East Macedonia and Thrace (REMTH) – Regional Development Fund (Greece)
Barcelona Activa (Spain)
Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Albania (Republic of Albania)