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We encourage sharing knowledge and interesting experiences for social entrepreneurs and experts in upscaling social innovation, thus contributing to the development of a favourable ecosystem.

We also promote the visibility of social entrepreneurship to the public and the potential that social innovation has in responding to social demands.

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11.03.2020
Public administrations have traditionally focused on maximizing the coverage of social services, rather than on the results that those services generate. Accordingly, success is measured by the number of beneficiaries of these services. This approach does not prevent social problems from becoming...
28.11.2019
After three years of implementation in Athens, Barcelona, Lisbon, Rotterdam and Stockholm, the Accelerating Change for Social Inclusion (ACSI) project has closed a first phase, leaving a set of powerful learnings to improve similar initiatives in the future.   ACSI started in 2016 from the idea...
27.11.2019
UpSocial is part of the consortium that will adapt the JobAct® approach, based on art as an educational principle, to enhance employment in Italy, Portugal and Spain. Funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus + programme, ArtE (the Art of Employability) will transfer the knowledge...
25.06.2019
The increase of social needs requires to try out more effective, efficient and fair solutions to some of the critical problems that affect citizens’ life. At the same time, there are successful innovations from all around the world that could be adapted and adopted to respond to these pressing...
21.06.2019
During the past nine years, we have analysed and documented over 2,000 innovations from around the world in an attempt to explore their adaptation and adoption in other local and national contexts. This journey has forced us to build standards around five essential dimensions of social...
14.01.2019
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” So said the Great One, Wayne Gretzky in a quote I first heard spoken by another great Canadian, social entrepreneur Al Etmanski. The phrase largely speaks for itself but the implication is that you won’t achieve anything if you don’t try. I get it. But...
10.01.2019
In April 2018, the Childhood Advocacy Department at the Municipality of Barcelona, supported by UpSocial, organised an intensive training for over thirty professionals from the local public administration and organisations that integrate the Network for Children’s Rights. Based on a strong...
15.10.2018
On October 4th, our team welcomed a delegation from South Korea’s Ministry of Interior composed by Ha Inho, Lee Hyosun and Lee Seong-eun, members of the country’s first social innovation agency. The meeting was an opportunity to get to know each other’s work and exchange ideas about how to...
3.09.2018
UpSocial is one of the partners of the EuroPACE project, recipient of the EU Horizon 2020 grant, that is promoting a new financing mechaninsm to improve the access of general population to energy efficiency retrofits. The model: on-tax financing EuroPACE is the European adaptation of the American...
11.07.2018
We are celebrating our eighth anniversary and on each anniversary we try to share what we have learned by being constantly exposed to innovations from all over the world and in very diverse fields.  It is very stimulating to discover what works and what is generating a great impact, and also to...

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