Alliance for Inclusive Investment in Social Care and Support
Europe has an investment gap in the 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 aimed at bridging this gap.
In 2021, the a4i project resulted in a programme both for academic settings and adult training between investors and social care providers, based on specific real-life piloting. The a4i training courses, together with the Knowledge Centre and MOOC contribute to enhancing the mutual understanding, trust and ability to work together in securing more sustainable and diversified funding for integrated, flexible and individualised services.
The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) developed a website to help social service providers get access to better loans. The website aims to provide a simple, yet detailed overview of InvestEU, the different programmes and options available, tips and success stories. It also provides useful information for investors and public authorities willing to invest in the social services sector.
It also presents az a4i project outputs.