The DSI4EU (Digital Social Innovation for Europe) project supports, grows and scales the current digital social innovation network of projects and organizations, bringing together social entrepreneurs, hackers, communities and academics working on key DSI fields such as the makers movement, the collaborative economy, open democracy and digital rights.

DSI4EU fosters digital innovations for the social good, helping communities share data, collaborate to solve societal problems and scale their initiatives focusing on open and distributed technologies and new sustainable business models. DSI4EU develops and upgrades the platform, to promote large-scale collaboration and support experiments among the DSI community and activate collective awareness with a large number of citizens across Europe.

DSI4EU also provides an engaging program of training, mentoring, events, policy workshops and experimentation. DSI4EU will represent the building blocks for a new participatory innovation model for Europe, a more decentralized web and an inclusive and sustainable society, including a radical approach to scaling, extending and connecting the DSI network in Europe.

Waag Society will be responsible for the engagement of the communities as well as the communication during the project.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 688192.

Duration of the project: 
01-02-2016 to 01-04-2017