João Pedro Rosa

João Pedro Rosa

4iS, Platform for social innovation

I’m co-founder and director of 4iS – Platform for Social Innovation, NGO, being responsible for the strategic planning, institutional relations and engagement of
members and stakeholders. I also coordinate the different working teams – cultural, social and local development – in a collaborative approach, as well as the cross  sector and community participation and empowerment programs.

Together with the University of Aveiro and the Incubator of Aveiro Region I give support to a joint knowledge transfer unit and a capacity building program for
professionals, students and alumni on soft skills, non-formal education, active citizenship, social entrepreneurship and innovation.

About 4iS- plataforma para a inovação social 4iS – Platform for Social Innovation aims to create a social value culture supported on social innovation practices through sharing of knowledge, services, projects and social enterprises.
4iS supports academic and local communities by developing activities and cross-sector framework programs for social innovation, based on Sustainability, Active Citizenship, Culture, Creativity, Education, Employment, Social Entrepreneurship, Health and Well-being. Currently, 4iS has 30 collaborators and 10 executive board members. It works as consultant and promoter of several projects in Aveiro Region
such as: Aveiro Entrepreneur Network, EUniverCities – URBACT and VivaCidade – Actors of Urban Change.