The aim of SI plus, the Competence Center for Social Innovation in Austria, is to develop strategies and cooperation between public authorities, civil society and citizens and to design them into regional pilot projects that contribute to sustainable employment and equal opportunities.

SI plus Austria is carried out by L&R Social Research in cooperation with arbeit plus – Social Enterprises Austria. SI plus is funded by the European Commission (EaSI) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labor.

SI plus Austria is part of a transnational collaboration, with partners in Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and ENSIE. SI plus boosts social innovation on a European level, notably with a focus on employment and the labour market. It organises mutual learning and dissemin research results into practical approaches and tools for practitioners implementing ESF+ programmes. For more information please refer to the >website of the consortium.