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Scaling Plans

The ESCF has provided financial and non-financial support for 7 proven innovations to plan how they can scale in a total of 16 countries. The scaling plans concern innovations representing proven ways to cost-effectively tackle a range of issues that align with the Sustainable Development Goals and align with the three main categories of the European Pillar of Social Rights: equal opportunities and access to the labour market; fair working conditions, social protection and inclusion; and with ecological and social transition. Issues that are the focus of these plans include:  

  • Social housing

  • Employment of refugees

  • Social isolation and frailty amongst elderly people that leads to increased hospitalisation and residential care

  • Alternatives to detention for migrants

  • Employment for people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties

  • Energy poverty

  • Digital inclusion


Scaling Plans Developed

Long Live the Elderly!

To scale a Community-based pro-Active Monitoring Program (CAMP) targeting people aged over 80, followed by the implementation of Individualized Care Plans (ICPs) to mitigate the impact of frailty on citizens’ quality of life and use of care services.

Web Accessibility Helps All Tool

To scale a Web Accessibility (WA) enabling & measuring tool for people with disability, critical for digital inclusiveness. The innovation targets a key accessibility problem experienced by many CEEC countries and facilitates knowledge transfer across Europe.

Duo for a Job’s scale-up plan in France and the Netherlands

To scale a mentoring programme for young people with a non-EU migrant background to find a job with the guidance of mentors aged 50+

SUITE – Scaling Up Innovation Together for Energy Vulnerability

To scale a proven innovation aimed at effectively reducing energy poverty by giving training and support to social operators tackling situations of vulnerability

Scaling up Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

Approach for people with severe and enduring mental health illness to gain and sustain paid employment

Scaling up case management as an alternative to immigration detention in Europe

To increase adoption of engagement-based, case management centred alternatives to detention pilots based on a social work approach

Action plan for the work underpinning the Budapest Housing Agency

Planning scale-up strategies for a Social Housing Agency (SHA) creating affordable housing for homeless, vulnerable, and low-middle income groups

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