Alliance for Inclusive Investment in Social Care and Support (a4i) Project
Europe has an investment gap in social infrastructure of an estimated €150 billion a year for the next decade in health, social care and support, education and affordable housing. There is a crucial need for a new breed of decision makers who have the skills and confidence to secure financing from both public and private sources. Funded with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, the a4i project aims at bridging this gap. In the long term, increasing investment into social care and support will help improve quality of life via access to quality services for beneficiaries, including older people, persons with disabilities, children, migrants, homeless people, etc. Furthermore, knowing when and how to use private investment for social care and support providers can also help to free up limited resources for public authorities to fund where public investment is the right path.
The aim of a4i is to develop a neutral platform to improve the relevance of teaching content in the professional development of decision makers. The project partners will create a new cross-sectoral teaching concept, based on integrated academic and adult training learning methods together with models and case examples of good practices. Therefore, thanks to this project, Social Services Providers and Private Investors can use common knowledge and tools to understand each other, communicate and collaborate more easily.
- Social Investment in Social Care and Support in Europe: State of play report
- European Guidelines on Quality Investment Principles for Social Investment
- Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on social investment
- Community of Practice
- Pool of mentors
January 2019 - December 2021
Thomas Bignal, EASPD Policy Manager