On Friday 22 June, at Open Incet, took place the first training session of the Social Crowdfunding Academy took place, a project promoted by the City of Turin, as part of the National Operational Program for Metropolitan Cities 2014-2020 (PON Metro Torino).

Through the Social Crowdfunding Academy City of Turin want to support organizations of the third sector in learning – with a practical approach – all the skills necessary to write, launch and manage a successful crowdfunding campaign.

The subjects admitted to the Academy were selected through a “Call for idea”, which required to present a social innovation project, on the subject of new poverty, social vulnerability, unemployment, cultural integration and social cohesion, citizens’ well-being, with a specific target of residents or visitors of the “target areas” identified by the Pon Metro Torino.

The Social Crowdfunding Academy is divided into six meetings and will end on July 29th. At the end of the course, participants can apply and get support to manage and launch their own crowdfunding campaign.

The Social Crowdfunding Academy is part of the European Crowdfunding Center, the new crowdfunding competence center – run by Guanxi, Fondazione Brodolini e STI Soluzioni Turistiche Integrate – which will focus on the creation of skills creation, development and accompaniment paths of teams of innovators able to develop projects that can find an innovative way of promotion in the crowdfunding tool.