a strong alliance

We – the European Social Innovation Alliance (in short: ESIA) – are a European network of partners from Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom. We bring together many perspectives from a broad range of actors in the field of Social Innovation such as social businesses, welfare organisations, research institutes and ministries. Selected by the EU Commission to set up National Competence Centres for Social Innovation in each country, we collaborate in order to support and learn from each other while setting up National Competence Centres in each country. Together we strengthen and accelerate the Social Innovation ecosystem nationally and across Europe.

Partner Organisations

The European Social Innovation Alliance is a joint project of Centre for Social Investment, Danish Design Centre, Danish Social Innovation Academy, Diakonie Schleswig-Holstein, FASE GmbH, Foundation for Civil Society, Glasgow Caledonian University, Institute for Work and Technology, Phineo gAG, Social Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Deutschland e.V., Shipyard Foundation, Social Enterprise Estonia, Social Innovation Exchange, Tallinn University, Technical University Dortmund, Võru County Development Agency with the lead partner Social Impact gGmbH and is funded by the European Commission via the European Social Fund and the European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation.