PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2011-1-GB2-LEO04-05545

Young Social Enterprise Europe

Leonardo partnerships

PARTNERS
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Turkey
  • Slovakia
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Embrace Cooperation Ltd

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Non-profit associations

    ADDRESS

    245a Coldharbour Lane – London

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dirk Bischof

    Young Social Enterprise Europe

    Throughout Europe, social entrepreneurship is growing and the movement is gaining speed through the implementation of the "Big Society", running public services corroboratively and transparently with the people who benefit from them. This project explores common themes around the set-up, running and financing of social enterprises. Social enterprises are mission driven organisations that apply market-based strategies to achieve a social purpose. Their implementation (set-up/ financing/ running) differs from country to country. Our emphasis is on the role vocational training plays/ can play in the set-up and running of social enterprises for young adults (18 - 30 years). With this project we come together as partners active in vocational training, whilst supporting young adults and social entrepreneurs in our respective countries. All partners are involved in training/ supporting young adults into employment and training (incl. setting-up and running social businesses). We want to develop a Social Enterprise Guide which will draw lessons from across the EU partner countries, highlighting their unique differences in approaches and special circumstances for setting-up, running and financing social enterprises. The partnership will develop a Social Enterprise Guide to highlight best practices in the partner countries, be a guide for social entrepreneurs, support agencies, funders and investors and point to resources (i.e. information on setting-up, business training, funding/ finance etc), available in the different countries. We will also establish a Story Bank of successful social entrepreneurs to be an inspiration for other to follow their footsteps and set up social firms that follow the "People, Planet, Profit" triple bottom line of social enterprises.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Germany
  • Young Social Enterprise - Guide

    Training materials/ resources, links and research regarding information about starting a social enterprise specific for each participating country Blog page: http://ysee-project.blogspot.co.uk/

    LANGUAGE(S)

    German, English, Slovak, Turkish

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Students, Trainees, Adult learners, Teachers, Trainers, Educators, Parents

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Website

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    No