The integrated project +RESILIENT is kicking-off on June 27-29, 2018 in Venice – Mestre SMATH project will officially kick-off.
+RESILIENT puts together a 4-helix partnership of 8 MED countries to tackle the need for innovation conducive to increased socially-responsive competitiveness of SMEs and stimulate new jobs, especially for companies operating in the social economy.
The project aims to kickstart a process of policy change at regional level in the involved areas resulting in the integration of successful elements into the new Cohesion policy (EU2020+).
The overall objective is to positively influence, adapt and change the different structural elements of policy governing "clusters with high social vocation and responsiveness" (SVRC) by leveraging on innovation dynamics led by technology, open data and successful models with social relevance and impact, creating socially-responsive value chains at a transnational level.
SVRC are usually codified only at local level, so the project addresses the transnational dimension as networking and capacity building approach to achieve a critical mass, increase horizontal opportunities for SMEs, mobility, employability and for scaling up into Cohesion Policy and Funds.
+RESILINEt establishes a structural approach to policy and practice improvement of emerging dynamics in social innovation through an overarching process based on the intertwined use of open data and the creation of a transnational socially-responsive value chain. This includes studying existing initiatives, adapting and testing, with the final objective of capitalizing them in the MED area.