Where solidarity is investment

Benchmarking study on Social Entrepreneurship. Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine

Topic: Social enterprises in different European countries

 

Contents

INTRODUCTION

METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK

MOVING TOWARDS AN ISEDE-NET DEFINITION OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

PART I: KEY FEATURES OF THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SECTOR IN PROJECT PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

1.        General information on using the concept of social enterprises        

2.        Identifying core types of social enterprises: aims, characteristics and target groups       

3.        Size and sectors of activity of the core types of social enterprises      

4.        Legal structure framework, organizational and management structure of Social Enterprises       

5.        Sources of funding and kind of jobs in the social enterprises        

6.        Conclusions        

PART II: BACKGROUND AND CURRENT CONDITIONS FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT - DRIVING FORCES AND BARRIERS

1.        Background and current framework conditions for the development of Social Enterprises        

2.        Main barriers for the development of social enterprise sector        

3.        Driving forces for the development of social enterprise sector        

4.        Conclusions        

PART III: PUBLIC POLICIES PROMOTING SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

1.        Public policies promoting social enterprises        

2.        Conclusions        

PART IV. GOOD PRACTICES PROPOSED FOR FURTHER EXPLOITATION

1.        Financial support tools        

I.    Italy: Capitalization of the social enterprises through their members. JEREMIE FSE Fund for Lombardy Region    

II.    Italy: Ethical and Cooperative Bank & Province of Foggia “Credit for Women”    

III.    Italy: The financial solidarity network of Consorzio InConcerto    

IV.    Greece: Micro credit Mechanism and Model in favour of Women Social Enterprises    

2.        New markets development        

I.    Italy: Valorization of the chain of recovery of technological waste    

II.    Bulgaria: Environmental/creative organizations of young people    

III.    Serbia: Work integration of youth with mental disabilities through paper bags production    

3.        Structure supporting social entrepreneurship        

I.    Greece: Network of social enterprises: Women Cooperatives’ Cluster    

II.    Greece: Support and Certification Centre for Social Enterprise    

III.    Greece: Incubator Natura Shop    

IV.    Hungary: Industrial Cooperative network    

V.    Italy: “Venice and Other Economy” - Promotion and development of local network to support social economy    

VI.    Serbia: Networking among organizations that share the same mission    

VII.    Serbia:  Women's associations promoting entrepreneurship    

4.        Other dynamic entrepreneurial activities with social mission        

I.    Bulgaria: Childcare Cooperative    

II.    Bulgaria: entrepreneurial activities for social and work integration of people with disabilities.    

III.    Bulgaria: Cultural Centre.    

IV.    Hungary: work integration of disadvantaged people.    

V.    Serbia: Centre for independent living of people with disabilities    

VI.   Serbia: Social Cooperative for integration of people with disabilities.    

VII.  Serbia: Liceulice - Face of the street.    

GENERAL CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

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