ESIC – Alliance Fostering Skills Development for Social Economy - European Social Innovation Campus

Funded by: European Union, ERASMUS+

Grant agreement: 101111846 — ESIC — ERASMUS-EDU-2022-PI-ALL-INNO

Total value: 3 921 677.00

Period: 1 September 2023 - 31 August 2027

Coordinator: Diakonia-ammattikorkeakoulu Oy (Diak)


  1. Tallinn University EE
  2. ADV Romania RO
  3. Bucovina Institute RO 
  4. Federación de Cooperativas y de la Economía Social de Madrid ES
  5. Social Innovation Growth Fund Ireland Company Limited IE
  6. Odisee BE
  7. Federazione Trentina della Cooperazione SC IT
  8. Provincia autonoma di Trento IT Partner
  9. Asociación empresarial de Sociedades Laborales YES
  10. Euricse IT
  11. Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge NO
  12. Euclid Network NL P
  13. Ukrainska Sotsialna Akademia UA
  14. Live-säätiö sr FI

About the project

The European Social Innovation Campus (ESIC) aims to upskill and reskill 5% of workers and entrepreneurs in the social economy sector each year to address ecological and digital changes in the social economy through enhanced social innovation capacity.

The alliance brings together higher education institutions and vocational education and training organizations, as well as enterprises and actors in the social economy from various European countries, along with stakeholders at the European level.



  • Building on data about the skills needs of occupational profiles, ESIC is driving the provision of new skills and addressing skill mismatches by creating a new general curriculum for the social economy and study programs to different EQF levels.
  • Designing and delivering transnational vocational education and training content.
  • Transnational education and training content for teachers and educators
  • The project will establish a strong communication and dissemination network, promoting the social economy sector as an inspiring career choice and supporting the development of entrepreneurial spirit and mindset within the EU.