PlusValue has been contracted to provide support to the University of Valle d’Aosta to research the applicability of Social Impact Investment and Social Impact Bonds in the Alpine space.
AlpSib is a € 2.2 million INTERREG project launched in 2016 tackling the consequences of the recent economic and social crisis through the analysis of alternative methods for local communities to finance the social sector and guarantee better services to the public. More specifically, the 14 partners of the project, coming from 5 different member countries, aim to address the challenges faced by the elderly and NEETs (young people not in education, employment or training) and explore the potential of Social Impact Investments (SII) and Social Impact Bonds (SIB) as financial instruments to complement public services and support the two groups. Within the wider scope of the AlpSib project, PlusValue will be conducting a feasibility study on the use of SIBs and other SII tools in the Valle d’Aosta region, with a particular focus on new models for the provision of social services for the specific audience groups targeted by AlpSib. Through this partnership PlusValue aims to tackle the lack of knowledge and models for good practice in the application of SII paradigms and to assess the suitability of the Alpine Space area to embrace innovative solutions and ride the wave of new social innovation trends.
You can find the AlpSib website, here.
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