Armelle Ledan

Social innovation Project coordinator

Armelle Ledan is a senior consultant with 28 years of professional experience in programme and project management in the social sector, now leading the internal work on social innovation in AEIDL, across projects and programmes. Armelle was the project coordinator of the H2020 Social Innovation Community (SIC) project from 2016 to 2019, following a similar role for the Social Innovation Platform (SIE) funded by DG GROW between 2015 and 2016. She gives lectures on Social Economy in Europe in Master II ESSAP (Montpellier) and participates in field research on territorial social innovation. She also currently contributes to the assessment of social innovation projects and leads the task of developing a methodological guide on social innovation under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) 2014-2020
She is an expert on ESF programmes and projects, including transnational cooperation, with more than 10 years of experience, started in the French ESF Managing Authority, then in the European Commission DG EMPL as a Desk Officer (ESF France), before becoming the ESF Director’s assistant.She has coordinated two ESF transnational cooperation networks, using stakeholder engagement methods and tools, participatory methods (“Age and career” and “Learning and Skills” networks), ans is the author of the publication “Inspirational practices for tomorrow’s inclusive digital world”. She contributed to several international and European conferences and events, in the fields of social economy, social innovation and structural funds.
Migrants integration is another field of expertise she developed, currently coordinating the YMCB project funded by DG GROW on migrants entrepreneurship, as well as giving lectures on Asylum and migration policy and related project management in the Erasmus Master ‘Inter Mediterranean Migration’ Master (MIM – Montpellier). She contributed to “The rural response to Europe’s refugee crisis” and “Migrant and Refugee integration” in the EU Rural Review.
Armelle holds a Master’s degree in Legal European Studies (Bruges) and in Social Economy (Montpellier). She is a native French speaker and fluent in English.