Impact evaluation of social innovation projects funded by ESF
Every year, the ESF offers financial support, together with Flanders and Europe, for projects that aim to tackle social challenges on the labour market in an innovative way. The financial support enables economic actors and knowledge partners to develop and test new services or products that can provide answers to these challenges. IDEA Consult is involved in several of these projects as an impact evaluator. On the one hand, it acts as a sounding board to measure the impact of the proposed new service or product. On the other, it effectively analyses and evaluates the impact of the interventions during the project, drawing lessons from this with a view to further development for the market. Currently, IDEA Consult is involved in an ESF project to develop an innovative approach for guiding people from the social economy to the regular labour market (the “Tornar” project, with project partners VVSG and BDO) and an ESF project on the reintegration of people into the labour market after burnout (the “Povigo” project, with project partners Kunlabora, AP and Intro Group).