Guidelines to stimulate social economy – “Social entrepreneurship development in the Baltic Sea region” project

Local authorities have an important role in promoting social entrepreneurship in every country. However, they do not always have sufficient knowledge and not always actively participate in promotion and support of social entrepreneurship. Often the reason is the lack of a legal framework at national level or insufficient information, examples – those may favourably influence the development of social entrepreneurship. As a general objective of the project is the promotion of social entrepreneurship in the Baltic Sea region. It is important to involve local authorities to inform them about the necessity of supporting activities. To promote greater interest and support from the local government side, can be achieved by one of the results of the project – recommendation for municipalities. Those analyse situation of social entrepreneurship in each country, as well as based on the analysis of surveys and focus group work, offer solutions for more effective ways to support social entrepreneurship in the region.

Recommendations in English can be downloaded here (short version) and here (long version). Project objectives:

  • Facilitate SE sector development in Baltic Sea region through proper adults education;
  • Educate public bodies, municipalities, NGO’s and other players about relevant tools of SE support at national and regional level;
  • Research SE and share research findings, incorporate those in the legislative, education and other support methods and tools;
  • Start and promote open educational tool as a network and startup tool to start national and cross border SE activities;
  • Create stable SE support organizations network and SE network.

Erasmus+ Logo This project is co-financed within Erasmus+ program KA2 Strategic partnership. The information and views set out in the project materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Commission.

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