|WarmStreet Social Innovation Platform|
| Posted on 16/04/2014 - 17:53|
WarmStreet creates a solidary web portal to network social services, charity organisations, economic partners, citizens and people experiencing poverty and social exclusion and provide timely assistance to those that are most vulnerable.
The fight against poverty and social exclusion is at the heart of the European strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. More than 120 million people in the EU are at social risk while the economic crisis undermines the sustainability of social protection systems. Great potential to address social challenges is now seen in innovative civil society engagement forms. The active involvement of governments, social and economic partners, citizens and vulnerable people is catalytic in producing effective sustainable results, as projects evolve into lasting collaborations. The challenge is to make available collaborative spaces where social and technological innovations combine to ease the creation of successful social endeavours fighting poverty and social exclusion.
WarmStreet combines web services, mobile applications and social networks as a services platform to build an online community linking those in need and those willing to minimise the burden of poverty and social exclusion.
Target group and social impact
WarmStreet is ideal for social services, charity organisations, economic partners and citizens wanting to help minimise the burden of poverty and social exclusion in their community, by tracking assistance requests and providing services that benefit the lives of those most vulnerable. As a promising social innovation platform, WarmStreet engages the civil society in creating and sustaining the ecosystem required to meet social challenges and make a positive difference in individuals, families and the involving community. The impact of WarmStreet's socio-economic benefits is even larger when considering the collection of valuable data to help monitor poverty and social exclusion and its contribution to lessen the burden on local, regional and national public social services systems.
Competences of the applicant
Rinicom is a leading provider of internet-based communications and information systems, such as Good Citizen, comprising online platform and mobile applications linking citizens to emergency response organisations. Rinicom's team gathers solid skills, competences and experience in the development of online platforms, mobile applications and wireless secure communications.
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