StudEnts fight food and packaging waste throuGh entrepreneurial education and Game-baSed learning (EGGS) aims to educate students aged 11-15 on environmental issues.
Social Value UK worked with an international team comprised of teachers and experts in food and packaging waste to develop an innovative educational model to educate students. The model is based around an educational computer game (EGGS game).
The EGGS game informs students on environmental issues, specifically the topics of food and packaging waste. The game presents students with tasks set in the kitchen, their school, and the wider community, giving them the knowledge they need to create a positive impact through their choices and become agents of change by encouraging others to do the same.
More broadly, the EGGS project aims to promote entrepreneurial thinking, reduce Early School Leaving (ESL), and promote active citizenship.
EGGS is an Erasmus+ funded project. Learn more about the project here.
Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) is an ambitious programme funded by the British Council that supports the development of creative and social enterprises in the UK and five key emerging economies: Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, and South Africa. FInd out more about Social Value UK’s involvement here.
Social Value UK is part of an Erasmus+ project to create a tool for SMEs to better understand the potential value of apprenticeships and work-based learning.
Working with partners from 7 European nations the tool seeks to calculate the return on investment of such practices, with SVUK supporting the inclusion of social costs and benefits alongside the more traditional financial concerns.
As well as the online tool, the project aims to contribute to the sustainability of work-based learning, produce good-practice guidance, and develop an apprenticeship friendly small and medium sized enterprise (SME) badge. If you are an SME interested in the potential of apprenticeships and work-based learning have a look at the project website – it provides an overview of the project and will continue to be updated as the project develops.
The Social Protection Innovative Investment in Long-Term Care (SPRINT) project which aims to “give meaning to the concept of social investment as applied to long-term care provision.” Funded by the European Union, SPRINT brings together 12 organisations from 11 countries to explore various issues surrounding long-term care (LTC). SPRINT aims to foster a deeper understanding of how social investment can be used to enhance welfare in LTC, and how different delivery approaches can enhance social value generation. This learning will be used to inform policy level reforms, delivery approaches and enhance innovation more generally within care-related social investment.
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The project is being implemented by Koç University Social Impact Forum (KUSIF) together with Mikado Sustainable Development Consulting, Estonian Social Enterprise Network (SEV) and Social Value UK.