Innovative Solutions

We facilitate the implementation of social innovations to solve critical problems in our communities. We believe in searching for proven innovations, because:

Innovations with proven social impact accelerate the process of change: adapting successful innovations to new contexts can be quicker and more efficient than experimenting through trial-error processes.

It optimizes existing resources: we search for innovations that have a consolidated income model to facilitate its sustainability, and that use solid impact indicators.

It increases the chances of success: proven innovations make good use of the knowledge and experience of innovators, reducing the research and development effort.

The Perach Tutorial Project

Israel

A mentoring project that connects children from disadvantaged backgrounds with university students who act as mentors, offering personalised attention that helps participants realise their potential and increase their motivation. While offering this service, volunteers develop their knowledge and social commitment.

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YFI

Sweden

A teaching model that aims to shorten the time between migrants’ arrival and their entrance into the labour market, by supporting their social integration and employability through vocational training courses with integrated language education. Thus, it gives language training a specific goal so that studies are perceived as meaningful and useful.

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YouRock

United Kingdom

A free, multi-language online youth employment portal that allows young people with no work experience to promote their personal skills and qualities to potential employers and likewise employers can capture young talent. It generates a profile based on 6 skill groups that is visualised in the shape of a diamond; highlighting the strengths of each individual.

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100,000 Opportunities

United States

An employer-led coalition of private companies focused on hiring young people who face systemic barriers to both employment and education. The partner companies provide young people with access to apprenticeships, internships and training programmes, as well as part-time and full-time jobs. The member companies share their learning and work to change internal practices to better support hiring and retaining youth.

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5Bogota

Colombia

A web platform that connects visitors to the city who want a unique and different sensory experience with local entrepreneurs who can offer these tourism experiences, contributing directly to the development of the social fabric of the city. It offers its target public unconventional activities that include entirely new places and people.

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Actuem!

Spain

Prevention and intervention project that puts the techniques of social theatre and the Theater of the Oppressed at the service of young people in situation or at risk of social exclusion. Through various dynamic and participatory formats, young people develop self-esteem and resilience, acquiring tools to resolve conflicts and make their voices heard.

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Afables

Spain

A web platform that brings together the home care services (companies and professionals) on offer. Through technological innovation, it recommends care professionals and gives prominence to reviews and user ratings, making it an efficient social tool for choosing home help. Unlike other existing alternatives, access to its website is open and free for families.

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Air Now School Flag Program

United States

This programme uses different colour flags representing the Air quality index (Green, yellow,orange, red, and purple) in order to raise students, school stuff, and the community in general of the daily conditions of air quality. Besides, it allows us to adapt students’ activities by considering these conditions.

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Allô Prof

Canada

Free, fast and high quality support for students to do homework as a way to reduce school dropout rates. In order to reach all students, it uses remote access technologies: initially, this meant activating a telephone helpline, and subsequently, developing a website with efficient content and tools for educational use.

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Aprendizaje-Servicio

Spain

Method combining educational success with social commitment: learning to be competent being useful to others, learning by doing a service for the community. Sets common goals for the learning approach of the formal education sector and for the social action approach of the non-formal education sector. In this way, schools and colleges actively collaborate with social organisations in the community.

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