Atlantic-Social-Lab <br>Cooperação Atlântica para a promoção da inovação social

Cooperação Atlântica para a promoção da inovação social

May 30, 2017 to June 30, 2023
74 months

Atlantic Social Lab will contribute to the creation of a Social Innovation Atlantic Ecosystem that shall result in the implementation of new ways and solutions to drive social Innovation in the public sector, in the private sector and in NGOs, thanks to transnational cooperation. The project will promote integral strategies and social innovation plans to give response to the new challenges and opportunities within the Atlantic Area society.


Atlantic Social Lab aims to develop and promote social innovation approaches and methods to give response to key growing social issues of the Atlantic Area, both within citizens, third sector and social enterprises as well as the public sector. Through an intensive transnational cooperation, the partners will implement and test small probing interventions to finally scale them up in the following areas: i) Social innovation & welfare services, ii) Social innovation & active public engagement, iii) Green inclusive economy, and iv) Social economy and social responsibility in the private sector. The project will assess the creation of new solutions in the welfare services so as to bring innovative partnerships based on private and non-governmental resources to complement state funding. It will also intend to implement new methods of further citizen engagements (i.e. participative budgeting or open decision making systems) to recognise the importance of the active involvement of citizens to the successful development of the Atlantic regions. In addition, green inclusive economy interventions will be developed to take advantage of the green opportunities to rebuild smart cities. Moreover, social economy and social responsibility in the private sector will be supported to strengthen its role as an engine for social innovation. Insights and results will nourish the creation of the Atlantic Social Innovation Action Plan that will provide transferrable solutions to other Atlantic Areas.


1. Ayuntamiento de Avilés
2. Concello de Santiago de Compostela
3. Glasgow Caledonian University
4. Enterprise North West
5. Comhairle Cathrach Chorcai
6. Chambre régionale de l’économie sociale et solidaire de Bretagne
7. Communauté d'Agglomération Pau-Pyrénées
8. Centro de Estudos Sociais- Universidade de Coimbra
9. ADRAVE – Agência de Desenvolvimento Regional do Vale do Ave
10. Gobierno del Principado de Asturias
11. Kibble
12. Derry City and Strabane District Council
13. An Roinn Tithiochta, Pleasnala, Pobal agus Rialtais Aituil
14. Tionol Reigiunach an Deiscirt
15. Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maitrise de l’Energie
16. Conseil régional de Bretagne
17. La Poste
18. Associação A3S
19. Câmara Municipal de Vila Nova de Famalicão

André Guerreiro
Fábio Sampaio
support to social enterprises, active inclusion and employability, socioeconomic integration of marginalised communities, enhancing access to affordable, sustainable and high-quality services, promoting social entrepreneurship facilitate access to employment, community-led local development strategies, capacity building for all stakeholders delivering employment and social policies
Funding Entity
EU - INTERREG Espaço Atlântico