Mentoring Platform for Young Social Innovators (MYNNOVA)
Projects / Completed
Period: December 2016 - September 2018
Contacts: Daniela Ilieva
The consortium brings 5 organisations (2 NGOs, 1 university, 1 youth centre and 1 training company) from 5 EU countries in a concerted effort to develop an online mentoring platform for young people, aspiring to design, plan and carry out social innovations to address current pressing national and European challenges.
The project adopts the European Commission’s definition of social innovations as new ideas that meet social needs, create social relationships and form new collaborations. These innovations can be products, services or models addressing unmet needs more effectively (Innovation Union Initiative 2010). Furthermore, MYNNOVA regards social entrepreneurship paradigm as the building block of the eco-system for sustaining social innovations. In this sense, our platform will focus in offering mentoring support to young people that are motivated to develop social enterprises contributing to tackling issues of highest policy and societal significance to our countries and Europe as a whole, namely: fighting poverty and social exclusion, unemployment, climate change.
The project is implemented under the framework of the European Commissions’ Programme Erasmus+, within Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Action: Strategic partnership for youth. Bulgaria is in partnership with 4 other partners from 4 different countries – Romania, Slovenia, Germany and Cyprus.As a project partner, Law and Internet Foundation is responsible for the development of intellectual output 1 – MYNNOVA Platform.