The first edition of the University course on Social Impact Assessment has ended today

In Turin, the first Social Impact Evaluators have been certified thanks to the University Professional Course promoted by the Turin Social Impact Competence Center.

The CUAP – University Professional Course – for the Social Impact Assessment carried out by the University of Turin as part of the Turin Social Impact strategic plan, is successfully concluded today as the first action of the Competence Center for Impact Measurement, born in November.

As a confirmation of the great attention of the territory for new business models able to combine economic performance objectives and social impact objectives, the numbers of this first edition are an important sign: 91 participants and 42 third sector entities were involved. The total teaching hours provided were 125 (both in classroom and online), with the participation of over 20 expert teachers of the impact assessment in every area: to name a few, in addition to Paolo Biancone director of the CUAP, Mario Calderini, Giuseppe Chiappero, Flavia Coda Moscarola, Emiliano Giovine, Gabriele Guzzetti, Federico Mento, Filippo Montesi, Roberto Randazzo, Elisa Ricciuti, Silvana Secinaro, Valentina Tosi, Paolo Venturi, Flaviano Zandonai.

A total of 84 certified impact evaluators / chief value officers came out of the course. The final exam test involved the realization of a project work, for which the participants selected 15 existing projects, on which to carry out the impact assessment.

The course, supported by the Turin Chamber of Commerce through the Social Entrepreneurship Committee, was made possible thanks to the synergy with the Management Department of the University of Turin, as well as the collaboration of the Tiresia Politecnico di Milano International Research Center, of the Cottino Social Impact Campus and of the training agencies of the cooperative system.

A new edition of the CUAP on the Social Impact Assessment is expected in December 2020.

28th and 29th/05 – Scientific Colloquium on Social Enterprise

The Scientific Colloquium on Social Enterprise organised by Iris Network – initially forseseen in Turin – will take place in LIVE STREAMING, on the 28th and 29th of May!

> Download the program [ITA] 

Participation in the Scientific Colloquium on Social Enterprise is free, available in live streaming on the following platforms:

The 2021 edition will be held in Turin!

COVID-19: survey on the the Third Sector needs

The Third Sector has proved to be one of the most active to deal with the Covid-19 emergency, by trying to respond to the needs of the weakest and poorest. It is also one of the most affected  by the crisis since many of the services provided, especially those to the person, have undergone radical arrests and remodulations, leading to loss of income and increased costs.
All crises can also be an occasion to innovate and elaborate an improved start. The Torino Social Impact platform is the tool for monitoring the effects of the crisis and facilitating the launch of new models and solutions.In this context, a survey is underway on the economic impact of the Covid19 crisis on the Third Sector local organizations and on the emerging needs among social enterprises and actors. The work, which will be aligned with similar research on a national scale, is coordinated by Torino Social Impact and involves the cooperatives associations and all the actors interested in contributing in the development of the action.
The first action is a survey carried out thanks to the partnership with to map the consequences of Coronavirus on the non-profit organizations of the ecosystem of the metropolitan city of Turin. A short questionnaire through which Third Sector entities can tell what are the main needs and difficulties they are experiencing at this particular moment. To participate:

SocialFare launches FOUNDAMENTA#10 | Impact Makers for the Future

FOUNDAMENTA # 10 | Impact Makers for the Future is the new call from SocialFare | Center for Social Innovation, addressing startups and businesses with a social impact, able to offer innovative responses to contemporary social challenges.

Objective is to support the best entrepreneurial teams “capable for the future” for the development of innovative products, services and models, by offering a unique acceleration program of expert advice and equity investment up to € 100k for the generation of entrepreneurship and social impact.

Incubator certified by MISE, SocialFare has activated 9 specific acceleration programs for companies with a social impact: since 2016, it has accelerated 57 startups that together have collected more than 4 million euros of fundings.

The startups and companies selected through the FOUNDAMENTA # 10 call will have access to:

  • 4 months of intensive acceleration (September 2020 / January 2021)
  • Seed fund up to € 100K in cash for each company selected in exchange for equity up to 15% (20% of the seed seed received by correspondent to SocialFare for acceleration services)
  • A dedicated Acceleration Team, mentor and advisor of excellence
  • Social Impact Acceleration approach developed by SocialFare
  • Access to the network of over 50 social impact investors
  • Free desk in Social Renaissance, hub and network dedicated to social innovation in the heart of Turin

The program ends with the Social Impact Investor Day and the opportunity to present itself in front of a panel of prestigious private entities, business angels, private investors and family offices including the impact investor instrument SocialFare Seed: Compagnia di San Paolo, CRC Foundation, Finde SpA and Magnetto Foundation.

Deadline: July, 12th

> The call with further information is available at the link

COVIDCAP, a platform for searching cash fundings

COVIDCAP.COM is a platform for searching global and local sources of finance and loans for small businesses and non-profit organizations. The database, daily updated, already contains over $ 1 trillion in resources allocated for the COVID-19 emergency, available to small businesses and nonprofit entrepreneurs around the world.

By accessing the platform it is possible to search or to add a resource available in the form of a grant, loan or any other forms of cash aid, anywhere in the world. is produced by The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, with a team of consultants and volunteers and with the support of institutions from all around the world.


20th/05 – COCCA, the bowl is a head game. Presentation of the prototype

On Wednesday 20th May from 18 to 19 on Hackability Facebook page will take place the LIVE STREAMING of COCCA prototype presentation.

Cocca is the first ergonomic and customized helmet made in 3D printing for the Paralympic bowl, designed by Cocca Visconti, Paralympic champion of bowl and by Etra Rossi designer, with Davide Visconti and the support of Maurizio Contu Marco Bocca Giuseppe Becci. COCCA was created within the HACKABILITYLAB with the contribution of the CRT Foundation.

The project team will be present.

HACKABILITYLAB is a Hackability initiative.

15th/05 – Launch of a|impact venture capital fund for social impact

The launch of the new investment fund created to support the development of companies with high social, environmental and cultural impact

a|impacte is the new closed impact investing fund promoted by Avanzi – Sustainability in Action, in collaboration with Etica Sgr – Resposible Investments, starting from 2020.

The Fund has raised significant resources from professional investors, in particular from Banca Etica and Fondazione Social Venture Giordano Dell’Amore and aims to raise a total of € 40 million in the coming months from professional investors. It has as Advisor a|cube (ex Make a Cube3), the leading incubator in Italy in social business.

The launch of a|impacte will take place on Friday 15th May 2020, at 10.30 am.

> Go to the registration link

14th/05 – Rethinking school to rebuild communities

Fifth appointment of “The Workshop of the Commons”, an event organized by Labsus and part of the “Pacts for shared administration in the Turin metropolitan” with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation.

During the ongoing Coronavirus emergency, children lost their daily reference to the place of learning, discovery and relationship: school. In recent weeks, civil society has mobilized on the one hand to support the activities of educational institutions, on the other, making creative proposals to meet the needs of children and families.

How can we rethink the school that will come in the coming months? What experiences emerged in the area, what ideas can help us rethink and co-design activities and services for children by renewing the role of schools as a community garrison in neighborhoods?

It will be discussed on Thursday 14th May from 17:30 to 19:00 (live facebook on the Labsus Beni Comuni page) together with:

  • Ester Chicco, Psychotherapist, Psychologists Worldwide, Turin
  • Erika Mattarella, Coop Liberitutti and Public Baths Via Agliè, Torino
  • Gianluca Cantisani, President of MoVI – Italian Volunteer Movement and Parent Association of the “Di Donato” School, Rome
  • Teaching Direction Collegno III, Open and Shared School I. Calvino
  • Manuela Naldini, University of Turin – Alliance for children
  • Ludovico Albert, President of the Foundation for the School of the Compagnia di San Paolo

Introduced and moderated by Ianira Vassallo, Labsus – Subsidiarity Laboratory

For information: mailto:
Facebook Group Labsus Piemonte

Rete Adesso, telephone support for access to digital public and private services

RETE ADESSO is addressed to unemployed people in particular conditions of frailty and social vulnerability: the telephone contact point offers information on the services active in the area, advice and accompaniment to access to digital public and private services, including: access to the Program Digital Solidarity of the Italian Government, the activation of the SPID and the use of the public platforms, the search for information necessary for daily life and / or the study of children and numerous other services.

The service is also available in language sign for deaf people.

The initiative is relized by Exar Solutions with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, in partnership with the Regione Piemonte, the Consorzio Sociale Co.Al.A and the Consorzio Sociale Il filo da Tessere.

The free number to call is 800 197 331 and it is active;

  • from Monday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m to 6 p.m.
  • on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The service in language sign is available in videoconference on Tuesday and on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., by calling at the number 342 09 66 740

The Community Concierge to help families and lonely people

The Community Concierge “Lo Spaccio di cultura” of the Biagio Project from the Italian Network of Popular Culture is active to provide free assistance to people who need it. The “concierges” are available to provide different services, such as:

  • Sos technological assistance
  • Homework support and creative workshops for children from kindergarten and elementary school
  • Recipes from the multicultural families of “Guess who’s coming to dinner?”
  • Aesthetics and body care treatments
  • Concierge choir
  • Parlons français!
  • Psychological support

All services will be offered for free, from Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling the number +39 347 8788271, of directly from the web site or by e-mail

“Casa delle Tecnologie Emergenti Torino”: CSI Next first block of the project

The City of Turin will participate in the MiSe call (launched last March 3rd), to select projects for the realization of “Casa delle tecnologie emergenti”, innovation and technology transfer centres to support research, experimentation, startups, knowledge transfer to companies.

The House of Emerging Technologies of Turin, for which the selection procedures of private and technological partners are in progress (with calls for tenders published on the website of the City of Torino open until May 29th 2020) has been conceived not as a single physical infrastructure, but as a network of widespread innovation hubs.

The first block, which will be its heart, will be CSI Next, a laboratory designed to hinge on the best digital technologies, new ways of working (co-working), the best systems to communicate, for Turin and Piedmont. An indication contained in the project proposal being defined by the City of Turin in collaboration with the first group of partners identified, namely the University and the Polytechnic of Turin with their respective university incubators, Links Foundation, Torino Wireless, 5T and CSI Piemonte.

The Central House, as well as the other physical hubs that will make up the project, will have the role of testing and validating new emerging technologies: from cloud computing to artificial intelligence, from new technological standards in telecommunications to cybersecurity and blockchain. 

“Casa delle tecnologie di Torino” will be grafted onto the Torino City Lab platform and partnership, as regards the development and testing of innovative urban services in strategic sectors such as Smart Mobility and Industry 4.0.

SOLIVID, an international online map for solidarity initiatives born from the crises due to Covid19

The Giacomo Brodolini Foundation takes part to the SOLIVID project, an international open database for sharing solidarity and civil activism initiatives in the fight of the crisis of Covid19.

In particular, the project aims to acquire information on two main areas:

1 / Maps and digital networks that collect solidarity initiatives in response to the Coronavirus crisis in various territorial areas around the world.

2 / Concrete solidarity initiative with the following general characteristics:

  • An altruistic initiative that does not involve any type of monetary exchange and not for profit
  • Collective initiative involving a certain degree of social organization (and therefore not only found on a personal basis)
  • Initiatives aimed at responding to plural collective needs (linked to personal care, education, housing, leisure, physical activity, culture …)
  • Initiative that represents a response expressly referred to the Coronavirus crisis, implemented by groups born in this period or new activities of groups already operating in the area.

The project, conceived by the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​already has numerous partners all over the world (Spain, France, Italy, Portugal) and sees, in addition to the Brodolini Foundation, also the participation of the Italian University such as the University Federico II and the IUAV of Venice, as well as other foreign universities such as the Universitat de Girona, the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Maximum participation and collaborative action is encouraged.

For more information and to enter your initiative in the database:

Until June, 30th applications are open for social impact projects in rural and mountain communities

Finpiemonte and the Giacomo Brodolini Foundation promote an accompanying path for the development of entrepreneurial projects with social impact in the rural and mountain areas.

Active organizations (companies, associations, cooperatives and community cooperatives, and in general organizations not registered in the business register) or potential future entrepreneurs (individual or group subjects) having a project idea to respond to social needs of rural and mountain areas can apply to this call.

The initiative will support projects that intervene in the territories of the Inner Areas of Biella, Cuneo and Turin (for a total of 293 municipalities), as identified by the SNAI national strategy, aimed at contrasting the demographic decline of the territories more distant from essential services (education , health, mobility).

The accompanying path that will be offered to 10 selected subjects will be aimed at promoting the creation or strengthening of the business project. It will develop in about 9 months (July 2020 – March 2021) and will include training sessions, individual assistance moments and practical exercises. It will require participants an average commitment of 3 days per month and will also include meetings at local offices and remote working arrangements.

Applications must be received by 30 June 2020.

All information only available on the web page:

This initiative is promoted within the DELFIN project, co-financed by the Interreg Central Europe program and aimed at supporting actions for the development and consolidation of a financial ecosystem in support of social enterprises in rural areas.