Living in Minca is an international platform established in 2012 as an initiative to promote ‘social enterprises’, ‘social innovation’ and the social and solidarity economy’ model, around the world.

Since 2012, research projects, training and consultancy have been conducted in more than 40 countries to more than 200 grassroots organisations across four continents. Innovation is key to the organisation’s objectives, so that is why video research, participatory video and online education (through MOOC) approaches have been implemented to widening promotion across the globe. Living in Minca hosts a network of a multicultural team of researchers and practitioners that have been collaborating since the organisation’s foundation. Several projects have been supported by institutions such as The British Council, and a wide range of universities and social enterprise and innovation initiatives around the world have worked with us.

Based on our experience, we conduct research and produce films, seeking to understand the broader context of development taking into account the historical factors that have shaped these social enterprise, social innovation and social economy initiatives. We also provide educational, training and consultancy courses for NGOs, schools, universities, local communities, potential/current social innovators, as we strongly believe education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world to operate in a more social and environmentally friendly way.

We partner with a wide-ranging variety of organisations and are always keen to explore and develop new relationships, so do get in touch – we would be delighted to hear from you! We believe that no matter what sector you work in, social innovation, social enterprise and social and solidarity economy initiatives can bring added value to your work – increasing your own social impact and transforming lives. We’re always interested in looking into new ideas and new ways of working. If you’ve got any suggestions or want more information on how to partner with us email: livinginminca@gmail.com