Innovative Social Services Platform

The project aims to create a social platform on innovative social services and to suggest input for future research activities in Europe.

And to do this by carrying out actions such as implementing a multi-level dialogue on trends of innovative social services to investigate, analyse and evaluate innovative practices in the provision of social services across Europe. SOLIDAR is a European partner. Read more about the project, outcomes and events on the INNOSERV website.

February 2012 – February 2014



  • 27 November: EUROFOUND-SOLIDAR conference “Facing New Challenges: How social innovation contributes to active inclusion” (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 15-16 November: Consortium Meeting (Dublin, Ireland)
  • 8 October: EESC Social Economy Round Table on social economy and social innovation (Brussels, Belgium) - INNOSERV presentation
  • 25-26 June: Consortium meeting (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • 1–2 February 2012: Kick-off meeting (Heidelberg, Germany)

Project Partners:
Heidelberg University, University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, University of Roskilde, Diakonhjemmet University College Oslo, Budapest Institute, Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale, Area Politiche della Formazione e del Lavoro Bologna, University of Southampton, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris, European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities, SOLIDAR, European Network on Independent Living.

Funded by:
European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7).

Elsa Laino, Social Services Project Officer.

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