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Supported by Erasmus + Programme

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Open Digital Europe

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Out of the Box International develops a tailor made open data model and policies based on open digital environment which is transparent, accountable and secured.

Social Businesses

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Out of the Box International works with already existing hubs, various local and national stakeholders and social entrepreneurs in order to further develop and promote successful social entrepreneurship policies and practices.

Solidarity Europe

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Out of the Box International delivers expertise in the field of cohesive policies by using cross-sectorial approach and non-formal  education, in a global perspective.

European Project

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Out of the Box International  works further to enhance current cooperation in South East Europe region and actively supports the integration of all European countries in common European project.

The beginning of 2021 marks a closure of the IYE LABs “Promotion of Inclusive Youth Environments Through Testing Innovative Experiences for Social Labs for Volunteering” Project.

The final conference of the project closed the official activities of the last two years, during which the partners have finalized these outputs and activities:

  1. IYE-LABs methodology;
  2. IYE-LABs educational tool kit;
  3. Report on policy tools and recommendations “Manual for advocacy”, Local and International Advocacy activities;
  4. Implementation of the IYE-LABs capacity building activities at local level (4 countries);
  5. IYE-LABs’ Lessons learned report;
  6. Development of local pilots by the young beneficiaries + mentoring/accompanying;
  7. Local sustainability plans;
  8. Additional “Volunteering in times of a Pandemic” activities: meetings and consultations with the participants online;
  9. Conference for Inclusive Youth Environments through Social Labs experiences for volunteering, “Volunteering in Times of a Pandemic”;

While the project itself has come to its closing, the activities are far from over. The consortium is fully engaged in implementing sustainability actions and planning for a follow up, involving collaboration and further developing the social labs idea.

The project consortium of partners was built of 7 organisations from 5 countries (Spain, Italy, Croatia, Turkey and Belgium), and co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.

Why Out of the Box International

The seemingly ever-lasting depression of European economies has shaken the very foundations of many European societies. The shear rate of unemployment in Europe and the omnipresent environmental crisis coupled with the often frustratingly slow process of decision making in the EU, are calling for civil society actors to step in and fill the void.

In the aftermath of the 2008. economic crisis, the apprehension of falling under the spell of apathy of economic depression across the continent has not been easy to shake off. However, pinpointing the culprits for the current state of affairs on any particular EU decision maker is not the answer. Nonetheless, the fact remains that the current approach to the economic and environmental crisis hasn’t yet shown the affected citizens the light at the end of the tunnel.

As representatives of the civil society we feel the need to make our voice heard in the midst of the current debate on economic crisis. Being a social enterprise we offer new and feasible ideas in education and community work, creative cross-sectorial cooperation among different actors and strong networking coalitions to turn these dire economic challenges into possibilities through social entrepreneurship initiatives which aim at benefiting wide range of citizens, particularly vulnerable groups and those affected by the economic crisis.

Social entrepreneurship is a simple concept that has been put into practice by civil society actors for the benefit of a specific social group or people, and this is precisely what we want: to create projects and initiatives with fresh ideas in different policies, educational programs or tools, support businesses, empower cultural initiatives and offer different solutions to individuals, corporate bodies, everybody who believe that we can have more Creative, Innovative and Cohesive Europe.


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