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Government of Catalonia

The Government of Catalonia, through its Department of Territory and Sustainability, encourages work on social challenges related to its areas of responsibility, in particular the environment. It aims to ensure the sustainability of economic growth in the region and the quality of life for citizens, supporting businesses to become more competitive while respecting the environment.

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The innovation laboratory of the IDB Group mobilises financing, knowledge, and connections to catalyse innovation for inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. Thus, innovation is a powerful tool that can transform the region, providing unprecedented opportunities to populations that are vulnerable due to economic, social, or environmental factors. The IDB Lab promotes innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems, and they systematise and disseminate knowledge to connect ideas and scale their impact.

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Intress (Institute of Social Work and Social Services) is a non-profit organisation specialised in the management of social services, providing both technical and human value. It has over 30 years of experience, and the aim of innovate to improve the outcomes of its interventions.

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The Employment Service of the Basque Country seeks to achieve full, stable and quality employment. With this aim, it accompanies each person during the entire job search process with advice, guidance and assistance with different training actions, support for companies creation, and individual plans addressed to each professional profile.


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McConnell Foundation

Private Canadian foundation that develops and applies innovative approaches to social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges. They do so through granting and investing, capacity building, convening, and co-creation with grantees, partners and the public. The McConnell Foundation leads the initiative RECODE to promote social innovation through Canadian post-secondary institutions.

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Non-profit organization improving the emotional state of sick people through humor and theater, promoting their growth in adversity. It has a team of professional hospital clowns that carry out their activity in various health centers, especially in hospitals, where they accompany patients and relatives in times of anxiety and pain.

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A social enterprise and independent educational institution that uses art as a pedagogical principle. Led by the Ashoka fellow Sandra Schürmann, the organisation seeks to empower unemployed individuals by using a combination of social work and theatre education.

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Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of the world’s leading private international philanthropic organizations, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. The Foundation funds organizations and projects that are expected to achieve a broad, lasting and positive impact for society at large, focusing on vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly, and also exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also seeks actively to support projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.

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The mission of SUMAR is to develop local social services of quality and proximity, as well as solutions for innovation, planning and management of equipment and services, joining efforts with the entities of the social sector and the public administrations with the objective of achieving more happiness and quality of life for people.

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Initiative that supports and connects stakeholders to scale-up social and eco innovations in the Mediterranean. It is is collaboratively coordinated by the EU, United Nations Industrial Development Organisations (UNIDO), United Nations Environment Programme Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP), its Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) and the UNEP-DTIE (Division of Technology, Industry and Economics). For the Green Entrepreneurship project, UpSocial worked with SCP/RAC in Barcelona.

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