SIPs, Social impact projects, are complex and sometimes difficult to grasp fully. In general, in fact, they relate to a great variety of fields of action and can take different forms according, on the one hand, to the needs of the community and territory where they are implemented and, on the other, the social challenges they are dealing with.  

For this reason, RISIV first intellectual output (IO1), entails the creation of a so-called pedagogy roadmap. In a nutshell, the latter aims to enhance our understanding of SIPs, their conception, development and implementation. This roadmap, therefore, will combine the theory behind the RISIV pedagogy and the practical elements that require the expertise of professionals on the field. To investigate and identify the demand for social impact projects, the consortium will put into place a field research and gather information in the form of a gap analysis (focus groups and interviews with experts and young people). This will enable us, for instance, to individuate a precise set of skills -a competency framework – for youth workers and young volunteers working on SIPs. As a consequence, professionals will be able to rely on this material when developing a social impact project in their local communities across Europe. 

There are, in fact, many young people struggling with formal education or, more generally, people with fewer opportunities or drop-out situations. In this context, RISIV aims to offer these young people, aged between 13-17, new opportunities to practice active citizenship in their community settings..  

Finally, the RISIV project will create different and interconnected materials: it is in this sense that the first intellectual output will serve as the basis for the second one, which will entail the creation of a Curriculum for social workers. In general, the framework of RISIV wants to support the EU Youth Strategy to be transferable and valuable across countries and in a variety of contexts, generating results  supported by common principles in participation and education for social inclusion at the international level.  

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