The goal of our project is to create an international network for knowledge sharing in the field of Social Integration Enterprises. The Network of partners will include towns, municipalities, experts, non-profit institutions as well as educational and research bodies.

The project counts with 11 partners from ten European countries: Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Portugal, Latvia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. The project will be carried out between September 2017 and December 2018 within 6 events that will take place in 6 different countries. There will be a strong dissemination activity during the whole duration of the project. This project is meant to continue afterwards in form of further cooperation of organizations within the European Network for Social Integration Entrepreneurship, which will be established by this project.

In our project we want to include experienced partners in the field of setting up Social Enterprises as well as partners, who wish to enhance the social and economical life quality of their citizens but lack the needed support and know how. We aim to create a platform for exchanging know how, best practice examples and discussing new paths and possibilities in the field of Social Integration Enterprises. In line with our goals, we want to establish a system for educating unemployed citizens and reintegrating them into work life.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • Promote the social inclusion of disadvantaged groups
  • Eliminate social inequalities
  • Reduce unemployment
  • Improve the quality of services for local communities
  • Contextualize Social Integration Enterprises within EU policies

OUTCOMES OF THE PROJECT

  • A strategy for long-term sustainability in establishing and running Social Integration Enterprises
  • Publication of a "manual" for establishing of social enterprises
  • Involvement of civic society in the process of social integration
  • Raising awareness of societal and civic benefits from Social Integration Enterprises.

Project summary [PDF, 70 kB]

Details on the implemented project [PDF, 88 kB]

European Network for Social Integration Entrepreneurship [PDF, 8,91 MB]

Manual of Best Practice regarding Social Integration Enterprises [PDF, 1,25 MB]