The post presents the 2017 challenge call of the Active and Assisted Living Programme, that aims for integrated innovative solutions for improving healthy and active living of the elderly in their favourite environments.
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European Cooperation Day. Celebrating Interreg
This post presents the 2nd strategic objective of the EU cohesion policy (European Territorial Cooperation) and the event ‘European Cooperation Day’ scheduled on 21 September 2016, with a view to celebrating European Territorial Cooperation programmes and boosting exchange of innovative ideas and new partnerships.
Smart Cities and Open Government in Italy: the Programme ‘MeetYoungCities’
The innovative Programme ‘MeetYoungCities’ bears clear evidence of how the open government paradigm is gaining momentum in Italy too
Bean counters, predators … and social start ups in the financial industry
Fortunately, in Italy – and Europe at large – there is an increasing attention to social innovation, social startuppers and even the design and execution of new financial instruments aimed at providing nonprofit organisations and Public Administration with new sources of finance (Impact Investing).
Italian Government should incentivise social finance and new social startups in the financial industry to ensure access to capital for social innovators
Changing Europe for the Better: the Role of Social Entrepreneurship
The most important European initiative to support social entrepreneurs is the Social Business Initiative (SBI). The aim of the SBI is to boost both the debate over innovative ways of doing business and public interventions that best suit the purpose of creating a favourable eco-system for social enterprises. It is structured in three overarching objectives and 11 key actions.