An intensive training in programming aimed primarily at unemployed people and underrepresented profiles in the digital sector (women, refugees, seniors). Its educational approach helps participants develop long-term professional and social skills.
A mentoring project that connects children from disadvantaged backgrounds with university and college students who act as mentors, offering personalised attention that helps participants realise their potential and increase their motivation.
A teaching model that aims to shorten the time between migrants’ arrival and their entrance into the labour market, by supporting their social integration and employability through vocational training courses with integrated language education.
A free, multi-language online employment portal that allows users with no work experience to identify their strengths and generate a profile based on six skills groups. It also helps employers to identify proactive new employees with specific skills.
A coalition of companies that work to change internal practices for hiring and retaining young people. Apprenticeships, internships, training programmes and jobs are offered to youth facing systemic barriers to employment and education.
A model of neighbourhood-based holistic early childhood centres that provide children and families with better opportunities for educational success by prioritising the baby’s point of view, parent and community engagement.
A programme that supports disadvantaged young people in receipt of benefits to successfully make the transition into education, employment or entrepreneurship, thereby saving money for the municipality and making returns for investors.
A social enterprise that generates employment opportunities in sustainable catering, tourism and hospitality activities and the creation of environmentally friendly buildings, mainly for social housing.
An educational project that creates learning environments for children in vulnerable social situations, such as extreme poverty or forced displacement, using a learner-centred pedagogical model and in coordination with the formal school system.
UpSocial promotes social innovation processes to respond to the need of new solutions to pressing social problems. This website seeks to meet the demand of social innovation with evidence-based initiatives from all around the world that can be adapted and adopted to solve social challenges in other local contexts.