Innovative ways to involve private investments to finance services of social interest

AlpSib partnership consists of 14 partners: 5 from Italy, 1 from Austria, 3 from Germany, 3 from France and 2 from Slovenia. 

Municipality of Pordenone - Lead partner

Pordenone is the westernmost of the 4 cities of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia. The Municipality has a population of about 51.000 inhabitants, the 25,4 % of population is more than 65 years old. Pordenone is a postindustrial city. The current economic crisis oriented the city economy to the third sector, like commerce and services. The town leads cultural events, such as the book festival “”, the "Days of silent cinema", and the award  “Dedica”. The local University provides an academic degree in Industrial design and it hosts Cultural and Creative SMEs whose activities are based on cultural and artistic values and creative expressions. The city is member of European networks: REVES, Energy Cities and International Association of Educating cities. Besides, the Municipality of Pordenone joined the Eurodesk (2015) and Europe Direct (2017) networks, becoming an important point to share information on Europe with youngsters.

Role in the project: the Municipality of Pordenoneis the lead partner of the project and is in charge of the overall project implementation, financial management and partnership coordination. 

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FHV)

FH Vorarlberg is one of the most research-intensive universities of applied sciences in Austria. The majority of research and development projects are undertaken in collaboration with regional business and organisations working on the international level. The direct link between the research and studies exposes students to current research issues early on. At the FH Vorarlberg scientists and students work in the fields of process and product engineering, microtechnology, user-centred technologies, social and economic sciences and energy. 

Role in the project: FHV participates in the co-creative lab on seniors and engaging stakeholders in Austria. It is in charge of scientific publications. Moreover, FHV will support the contribution of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (project observer) to the transnational advisory board.  

Institute for Economic Research (IER)

Institute for Economic Research is the leading Slovene economic research institute whose main business is macro and micro economy analysis, policy making, project development, training, monitoring and evaluation. It has competencies and experiences related to social innovation, financial instruments, social entrepreneurship, public-private partnership, active ageing, health (HTA, health promotion), pension reform, migration, long term care and labour market policy. The institute is involved in the preparation of strategies and policies, including expert basis for the Slovene active ageing strategy (labour market), long-term care and pension reform.

Role in the project: IER will participate in the co-creative lab on NEET supporting the team on outcomes definition and measurement, Moreover, it will be in charge of developing an e-learning module on impact evaluation and a data base on outcomes for NEETs and seniors.  

Regional Development Agency of Ljubljana Urban Region (RRA LUR)

RRA LUR is a regional agency connecting 26 municipalities of the region and bridging them with other EU regions. It has lately partnered social innovations that resulted in services that had social impact at the community level. Furthermore, it successfully initiated and participated in a number of projects dealing with service development, incorporating creativity and design thinking in to public services and establishing services that are managed and implemented in partnership between various civic communities and public sector.

Role in the project: RRA LUR is a communication work package leader and is in charge of all communication matters. It is also dealing with the issue of ageing and in collaboration with IER reseraching the potential of development of SIBs in transnational and national context.  

Eckert School (RBZ Eckert)

RBZ Eckert-Augsburg is an executive partner of Benkieser Stiftung with over 60 years of experience working in 40 locations around Germany. The School covers mainly the topics related to education and disadvantaged men and women. It has a very stable policy network and provides a constant exchange of knowledge and information. Currently it has been working on the first central European project introducing SIB thematic called the Eleven Augsburg Project. 

Role in the project: Eckert School will coordinate the co-creative lab on NEETs and will cooperate in e-learning modeule on innovative solutions and partnership for NEET. 

Public Interest Group Training and Professional Insertion Academy of Nice (GIP FIPAN)

GIP FIPAN sets up and implements a national, European and international cooperation in the training-employment field, human resources development and vocational training. Its work encompasses:
- implementation of research and development activities and education engineering for adult training schemes;
- development of trainers trainings, training consulting services, studies for local public training centres, enterprises, professional sectors, OPCA and local and regional authorities;
- development of methods and pedagogoc tools adapted to new training modalities (individualisation of trainings, work based learning, e-learning etc);
- development of tools for competencies engineering and management : occupational, competencies and evaluation frameworks, book of specifications, methodological guides, modular training schemes;
- interinstitutional working group facilitation: methodological support, summaries and reports drafting etc;
- analyses of training systems and related issues: diagnostic, audit, surveys, studies to facilitate decision making;
- for VAE (work experience validation) : co-organisation of information, orientation, accompanying activities for candidates, organisation of validation sessions for employees of the private sector, unemployed people or individual candidates.

Role in the project: GIP FIPAN will engage relevant stakeholders in order to support transnational networking and joint development of innovative solutions and public-private partnerships to meet of NEETs. 


Next Level Association (NEXTLEVEL)

Next Level is a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting youth education and employment. It is composed of team of experts working on creative methods and research on how to tackle early school leaving and unemployment. The Association has recently, in collaboration with the Intesa Sanpaolo, drafted and managed the project "Careers and Art", within which vocational guidance was provided to students in Napoli in the field of Arts and Craft. The project also included from extremely disadvantaged areas. The association has also designed preventive interventions to tackle drop-out for Valle d'Aosta Region. Furthermore, it collaborates with Sottodicioto Film festival for career guidance in the film industry. Last but not least, the Next Level has a strong knowledge of social finance.

Role in the project: Next Level is involved in organising the co-creative lab on NEETs and will be in charge for organising the AlpSib Forum, which will be held in 2018 in Turin.   

Valle d'Aosta Region (RAVA)

Department of Health and Social Policies of the Vale d'Aosta Region designs and implements social innovation strategies and policies for the Valle d'Aosta Region. It has also successfully established social microcredit practices for social enterprises and citizens. 

Role in the project: RAVA will be in charge of the project package titled "Social Impact Policies in the Alpine Area". 

Pordenone Technology Center (PTP)


Role in the project: PTP is in charge of designing and implementing the platform as well as uploading e-learning contents and materials. 

FinPiemonte S.p.a.

Finpiemonte is a competence center for the design, implementation and management of public-private partnership schemes and new public financial tools for development support, such as investment funds, debts, guarantee and colleteral solutions.

Role in the project: FinPiemonte supports the policy makers' advisory boards in developing a joint model for SII policies and designs the e-learning modules focused on PPPs and investments for new social solutions.  


Bwcon GmbH

Bwcon promotes technology and innovation in Baden-Württemberg, being the link in the region for the academic and business world coordinating technology transfer from research to industry. Bwcon is also managing the leading technology network with more than 600 members (among which universities, research centersm SMEs, bigger companies and local public-private institutions) active in various high-tech sectors. Bwcon has been involved in various in various Interreg projects on targeting entrepreneurship, tech transfer and similar topics. Its dedicated office in Freiburg deals with the eHealth sector and supports young people with concrete initiatives such as Hackthon. 

Role in the project: Bwcon contributes to the co-creative lab on NEETs and engaging stakeholders. Moreover, it brings its experience in young people employement and entrepreneurship interventions. It is also responsible for deigning and managing the content of capital-project matching area. 

Nice Metropole (MNCA)

Nice Metropole deals with the social welfare of its citizens, including youth and seniors. 

Role in the project: MNCA will lead the co-creative labs on NEETs and seniors and will organise the AlpSib Forum in Nice in 2017. It will also lead the French advisory board on SII policies and will participate in the transnational one. 

Home care services network in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur Region (PSP PACA)


Role in the project: PSP PACA will lead the co-creative lab on innovative solutions an partnership for seniors. It will also develop the content of an e-learning module. Moreover, it will support MNCA in designing a model for SII policies. 

City of Augsburg


Role in the project: City of Augsburg leads the German advisory board on SII policies and ensures its contribution to the transnational board. It will also participate to co-lab on NEET, bringing its experience on the first German SIB on NEET.