REINSER - Refugees' Economic Integration through Social Entrepreneurship

Interreg Adrion

The project deals with economic integration of refugees through social entrepreneurship, which is a pressing issue in the time of increased migration flows.

The main objective is to enhance possibilities for refugees to become active economic actors and agents of their own integration in given host societies and to contribute to the economic development by generating employment and supporting the creation of new businesses.

The project proposes the multi-governance model which will include vertical, horizontal and networking management.

Accordingly, the transnational partnership will bring together national, regional and local governments and bodies, non-governmental organizations, social entrepreneurs, academics and refugees in a common programme as the first of its kind in ADRION region.

The end result of this initiative is establishment of a network that shall encourage participation of refugees in social entrepreneurship and thus also support their inclusion into the labour market.

The key aim of the project in this respect is to provide a productive and creative environment for development of ideas, knowledge exchange, exchange of good practices, advancing innovative actions for existing social economy enterprises and the ones in pre-incubation phase as well as to increase their capacity and knowledge in preparation of investment ready projects, with the perspective to create a tailored financial instrument and therefore to attract potential impact investors in social economy enterprises.

The project will develop a network that will work mainly on promoting and building social innovation, facilitating the development of public policies in relation to economic integration and support access to economic integration for refugees.

The project aims to contribute to diminishing of the resulting structural division and achieve sustainable development of the program area, which will also include social integration of vulnerable groups.

UNBO team coordinates the WP2 on Methodological framework, assessment of the current situation and networking.


Coordinatore: Science and Research Centre Koper (Znanstveno-raziskovalno središče Koper) - Slovenia

Partners:  Professoressa Federica Bandini, Dottoressa Daniela Bolzani, Dottoressa Carolina Graffi, Dottoressa Eleonora Grassi - Dipartimento di Scienze Aziendali , UNIBO (Italia)

Prof. Stefano Bianchini, Dott. Marco Zoppi, Prof.ssa Cristina Dallara, Prof. Riccardo Prandini, Dott.ssa Michela Ceccorulli, Prof. Francesco Privitera - Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali (Dipartimento Capofila)


Agenzia di Sviluppo Regionale (SREM)  - Serbia
Parco Tecnologico di Primorska (Primorski Tehnološki Park D.O.O.) -  Slovenia
Special Account For Research Funds-Hellenic Open University - Grecia
Public institution Development Agency del Una-Sana Canton Bosnia-Herzegovina
Città di Brindisi - Italia
Comune di Osijek  -Croazia


Durata: dal  1/02/2021 al  31/08/2023 

Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile:

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth 

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

The ADRION programme is a European transnational programme that invests in regional innovation systems, cultural and natural heritage, environmental resilience, sustainable transport and mobility as well as capacity building. By bringing together eight Partner States, ADRION aims to act as a policy driver and governance innovator for the benefit of more than 70 million people in the Adriatic and Ionian region.