Social innovation as a tool for social inclusion: IN SITU Final Conference


We are pleased to invite all of you to the final conference of IN SITU project.

For the last three years, the IN SITU project has provided support to social innovation and social entrepreneurship in Central Europe.

The main goal of the project is to promote integration into the labour market, and for this purpose all partner countries of the project launched IN SITU Social Innovation Hubs, business incubators that support the launch of social initiatives or businesses. Intensive intergenerational exchange is enabled through the cooperation of participants of different age groups. At the joint final conference, the six partner countries (Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Germany and Italy) will present the project results, experiences (best practices) and developed social business ideas.

On March 7, 2022, the online final conference of the Interreg Central Europe project IN SITU will take place.

We would be delighted to welcome you as a guest at our event.

If you are interested, please register via following link:

The agenda and other organisational details are available here.

IN SITU is supported by the European Union from ERDF within Interreg Central Europe Programme 2014-2020

The economic and financial crisis has left a strong mark on central Europe’s socio-economic system, particularly labour market and demography. Enormous challenges include especially the ongoing increase of unemployment that ultimately results in poverty and social exclusion. The groups particularly affected by loss of job are youth and senior persons, mainly having low qualifications and missing soft skills. Sustainable solutions are urgently needed. 

The IN SITU project targets unqualified youth and older workers (50 plus), who are long-term unemployed and mainly affected by negative processes on the labour market, who normally will merely have any chance to get a job. Thanks to cooperation between younger and older generations there persons will learn from each other by exchanging experiences, bridging missing skills and competences.

Project partner from 6 regions of Central Europe is ready to develop and implement an innovative service addressing particular needs of these disfavoured groups. What is particularly important, is a fast-track to labour market and regaining positive self-esteem.  A new tailored business development service and support scheme will be oriented on promoting integration of these unemployed persons into the labour market. Their activity will be organised in the form of social enterprise.

The support scheme will require active participation of all key players - local and regional governments, private businesses and third sector (NGO). 

As a result of the project a network of 6 Social Innovation Hubs will be established, where disadvantaged persons will be offered professional support in starting-up and running their businesses. 


Common working culture of in situ partners

To facilitate smooth implementation of the project, we developed a common working culture. We are proud to announce it!



Project Partners

Project IN-SITU has 12 partners from 6 European regions.

project duration

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Key figures


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Delevoped Strategies


Tools for improving skills


social innovation and best practice booklet - part 1

social innovation and best practice booklet - part 2

Further publications may be found here.

E-learning materials are available here.

project outputs

O.T1.1 Identification of social innovation footprint - actors and instruments (click here to dowNLOAD)

O.T1.2 Toolbox for increasing transnational Social innovation footprint in Partner regions (CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PLATFORM)

o.T2.1 inter-generational training and support scheme methodology (CLick here to download)

O.T4.1 social innovation needs assessment with an inter-generational approach (click here to download)

o.T4.2 inter-generational support scheme and strategy blueprint (available in 03.2022)

Outputs will be available in the dates provided above.

Last update: 24.02.2022