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21-23 SEP 2022


On September 21-22-23, project partners participated in the first peer learning activity & consortium meeting held at the town hall of the Municipality of Vari – Voula – Vouliagmeni (Greece).


In particular, Envolve participated as a lead partner in the project scheme.

Representatives from the Municipality of Vari – Voula – Vouliagmeni (, the Municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch through the organization Weenwe XL ( and the Province of Rimini ( and the organization FIN PROJECT ( were involved in the discussions, too.


The project goal is to create municipal services in each country that support social entrepreneurship by exchanging know-how and experiences.

In order to reach this objective, service design methodology and tools were deeply explained during the sessions. Moreover, a comparison between national contexts and legislative frameworks regarding social economy was carried out.


The first phase of the pilot actions was implemented through the joint problems definition and stakeholder mapping in each project area.

During the consortium meeting the next steps were agreed, with each partner committed to explore local social economy ecosystem using the lens proposed by service design.


In November, the partners will meet again to proceed with the activities in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands).


15-17 NOV 2022


Following the first meeting in Greece, hosted by the municipality of Vari Voula Vouliagmeni, on November 15-16-17 the LADESE project partners carried out the second Peer Learning and Consortium Meeting in the Dutch town of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Peer Learning activities were developed to consolidate the co-development of the pilot actions in the Netherlands, Greece and Italy, as well as for sharing best practices and experiences among partners regarding the use of service design.

It is clear the potential relevance that this innovative approach can bring to the social and solidarity economy ecosystem, especially for public authorities looking for effective ways to support user-centred social services.

Local WEENER XL members presented their initiatives which represent best practices in terms of social and job reintegration and all project partners had the opportunity to visit their headquarter and working spaces.

The Consortium Meeting was developed through intense and productive discussions among partners in order to set up roles and responsibilities for the Action Plan and the Design Option Paper elaboration.

The partners have worked in these months in a collaborative way, jointly developing project activities. The next appointment is in April, when the third meeting will be held in Rimini, organized by Finproject with support of the Province of Rimini.


3-5 APR 2023


The Project Partners met in Rimini on 3-4-5 April for the third session of Peer Learning Activity and Consortium Meeting.

Finproject and the Province of Rimini hosted partners showing some local experiences in social economy, in particular regarding the Cooperative movement which represents a key actor in the region.
Two organizations presented their activity: Cooperativa Sociale La Goccia and Associazione ISNET.


The former is a social cooperative carrying out different projects on social inclusion, creating employement opportunities for people with disabilities and special needs, while the latter is a research organisation active in the study and consulting about social enterprises, which presented the results of the recent edition of the Annual Observatory on Social Enterprises in Italy.


During the Peer Learning Activities an update on project implementation was discussed, focusing on the feedback collected through stakeholder interviews and on the preparation of a Toolkit aimed at helping local public authorities in providing better support to social economy organisations
Moreover, the draft of the Design Option Paper was presented, discussing next steps and potential improvements as well as the structure of the Action Plans to develop in each country.


The partners scheduled the next online meetings to work on communication and support the organisation and management of pilot actions that will be realized in the next months, by the end of October.


Project co-funded under the Single Market Programme (SMP - COSME) of the European Union

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