IMP’ACT! guides the user through building their own social impact assessment of an SSE project or initiative. It is based on the values and principles of SSE, but it is applicable to all kinds of social projects and initiatives, also outside the SSE field.
Its innovative approach is that it is simple, interactive and self manageable by users: it is specifically devised for young people, with accessible terminology and concepts that do not require previous expertise in project management or evaluation processes.
It is composed of four sections:
- What is social impact assessment
- Planning (impact forecast): defining the context of the assessment process, mapping the project stakeholders, choosing the monitoring methods, planning the data collection
- Measurement and analysis of the results
- What’s next? Creating a roadmap to use the results of the assessment process
To help and accompany young people and all those who are not experienced on the topic, in the assessment (plan and measure) of the social impact of an SSE initiative.
Teams and individuals that want to measure the reached impact of a finished project, or monitor the impact during the project development, or even simply understand the steps behind an impact assessment process by practicing it on a real example. IMP’ACT! is just one door to open: we suggest users to work on it as a group, involving the whole team. The results can be enriched by the different perspectives. Important aspects of the social impact assessment process in SSE, that are not dealt with in this tool, are explored more in depth in SSEds Training Module “On a train to social impact”, that is addressed to facilitators of group learning paths in SSE.
Average 4 hours
Background and where it has been employed
The tool has been developed during 2021 and has been tested by project managers, young people and SSE experts from the countries involved in SSEds project.
Laptop and internet: IMP’ACT! is an interactive pdf with links to online templates and related support tools.
Links and downloads
The IMP’ACT! tool is available in the following languages:
Partnership of “SSEds” project, co-funded by Erasmus+