Social Ecosystems for Fair and Inclusive Transitions (SEFIT)

Focused on green and digital transitions, SEFIT aims to eliminate barriers and achieve an equitable and inclusive future.

Connect on LinkedIn
SEFIT Social Ecosystems for Fair and Inclusive Transitions

Bringing people together to make green and digital change fair for everyone.

The European Union flag with text "Co-funded by the European Union"

Social Ecosystems for Fair and Inclusive Transitions

SEFIT is a project focused on green and digital transitions, aiming to eliminate barriers and achieve an equitable and inclusive future. This initiative brings together local authorities, social innovators, and communities to drive transformative change for marginalised communities in Cork, Ireland and Turin, Italy. The SEFIT project is co-funded by the European Union and overseen by a collaborative effort led by key partners Rethink Ireland, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, City Council of Turin and Cork City Council. 

How can you get involved?
You can stay up to date with SEFIT for more information on how social innovations in Cork can be supported to make the green and digital transition more inclusive on our LinkedIn page. Social innovation organisations in Cork and Turin are encouraged to get in touch with SEFIT to learn more about the opportunities provided by the Challenge Fund. 

The SEFIT Challenge Fund

The SEFIT Challenge Fund is a  €400,000, 10-month fund co-funded by the European Union and overseen by a collaborative effort between key partners Rethink Ireland, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, Municipality of Turin and Cork City Council. Informed by a series of direct engagements with citizens, third-sector entities, civil society representatives, and public administration officials in both Cork and Turin, the Challenge Fund will run in both Ireland and Italy and seeks to select social innovations operating in Cork and Turin that will address the specific challenges posed by the twin transition in either local context. The Fund includes the following benefits for four awardees in each city:

  • Cash grant and non-financial supports package to the value of €50,000 for each project. 
  • A place in the Challenge Fund’s Accelerator Programme. 
  • 1-to-1 consultancy supports to refine strategies and increase impact.
  • Access to the partners’ networks. 

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Learn more about the Irish Challenge in Cork here.
Learn more about the Italian Challenge in Turin here.

You can see the full EU Guidelines for both funds at this link.

Open Enquiries – The Report

In this report, we present the outcomes and insights derived from the Field Workshops held in November in Torino and Cork, the project’s designated cities. The primary objective of these sessions was to assess the present status of the twin transition, with a specific focus on active projects and initiatives. This analysis was conducted through direct engagement with citizens, third-sector entities, civil society representatives, and public administration officials.
Download the report below

Analysis and Urban Trends: Mapping Projects and Stakeholders in the Twin Transition in Cork and Turin

This report is based on an in-depth analysis of documents produced by the cities of Cork and Turin, providing a comprehensive overview of projects active in the context of the twin transition. The analysis provides a comprehensive view of the dynamics of twin transitions in the cities of Cork and Turin, offering a solid basis for assessing and analysing progress and identifying areas for improvement and future opportunities.
Download the report below