EU ProjectDO-IT (2017-2020)
DescriptionEntrepreneurial skills for young social innovators in an open digital world
EU CallHorizon 2020
Total Funding2,479,422.50 €
IAAC DepartmentFab City Research Lab
PartnersWaag Society (NL), Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft (AT), Lappeenranta University of Technology (FI), Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (AT), Mediale Pfade – Verein für Medienbildung (DE), eduCentrum (BE), ZAVOD Kersnikova (SI), Polyhedra (RS), Capital of Children (LEGO Foundation, DK), University of Zagreb (HR), European Social Entrepreneurship and Innovative Studies Institute (LT), YouthProAktiv (BE).

DO-IT is the European Initiative to empower Europe’s young innovators in an open digital world with the skills and tools they need from early on in life. The project empowers primary and secondary school pupils (6-16 years) alongside educators to apply open innovation methods, digital maker tools and collaboration skills to tackle societal problems.

The DO-IT initiative builds on innovative open educational approaches that favour concrete making, application and experiences. The programme is piloted and evaluated across 10 European countries, in schools, innovation labs, maker spaces and social enterprises. It offers intergenerational workshops and training events targeted at different learning needs and settings. DO-IT’s online Idea Competition, open to all children in Europe, will inspire them to pursue an entrepreneurial career path.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 770063.