Supporting Social Innovation for Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Community-Based Services

The SIRENE project aims to foster the growth of social innovation actors in eco-friendly and sustainable community-based services for SHAFE implementation in Europe. By providing a workable framework for investment, the project relies on the consultation of a selected Expert Hub, as well as feedback gathered from local stakeholder groups. The second SIRENE project meeting in Treviso, organized by ISRAA on March 8th, offered the perfect occasion to reproduce the co-design activity with a group of local stakeholders, as previously done with the Expert Hub in February. Among the local stakeholders, there were:
Barbara Botteon (engineer, Studio Nadalin), Luana Rotari, (Project Manager, Municipality of Treviso), Annarita Contessotto (researcher, SPI-CGIL Treviso), Silvano Pangerc (Head of Technical Unit, ISRAA), Francesca Baldasso (lawyer and president, Picos coop. Soc. Onlus), and Marcella Gabbiani, (architect, Studio Gabbiani).

During the meeting, participants were asked why and how a capacity-building framework in the eco- and age-friendly environments should be developed. Local stakeholders highlighted three main aspects for the development of such a framework:

  • Improving the quality of life of people in a community

  • Creating stronger synergies and collaboration among social actors, institutions, and professionals

  • Adequately planning the project’s sustainability and impact

To achieve these goals, local stakeholders suggested the collection and elaboration of relevant contextual and cultural data. This will allow for a better understanding of how to interact with people living in a specific territory. They also proposed a change of approach, emphasizing a bottom-up, interdisciplinary, and person-centered approach tailored to the needs of the individual. This approach should have clear goals and consider the project’s sustainability. One example of a changing paradigm is the Health Budget, a national financial care tool in Italy that is currently implemented in the Veneto Region and in the Region of Emilia-Romagna, based on a person-centered and community-driven approach.

Overall, the SIRENE project aims to support the growth of social innovation actors in eco-friendly and sustainable community-based services for SHAFE implementation in Europe by providing a workable framework for investment. This framework is developed based on the consultation of a selected Expert Hub and feedback from local stakeholder groups. To achieve the project’s goals, a person-centered, interdisciplinary, and bottom-up approach is proposed, considering the sustainability and impact of the project.

Next SIRENE activity is the Expert Hub meeting on April 28, stay tuned!

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