SENSES Strengthening Social Entrepreneurial Landscape through involving socially responsible corporate Practices in EntrepreNeurial CompetenceS and Skills enhancement in the DANUBE region

Social enterprises (SEs) are important drivers for inclusive growth and play key role in tackling current economic, environmental and societal challenges. However, examples of missing policy and legal frameworks, social investment markets and social entrepreneurship education are very common.

Motivated by the above challenge, the SENSES project aims to create a transnational network of social enterprises (SEs), socially responsible traditional businesses, (social) financial investors, policy-makers, academia, NGO practitioners composed by 600-800 members in total in the Danuberegion which will jointly promote an innovative social enterprise model as well as social innovation for the sustainable economic development of the Danube region.

SENSES, bringing together a partnership of dynamic and collaborative international environment of 8 Danube region partner countries and 5 associated strategic partners from Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria, Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Moldova and Belgium show divers picture of low viability of business models of existing social enterprises, nascent social investors and investment markets, mainly probono and donation-based SE acceleration programmes and fragile relationships between SEs and market actors.

As main achievement of project partners, 60 hours long digital (e-learning) material co-developed and co-designed by all partners will be created including theoretical economics, management, marketing, HR as well as sales management modules together with personalized mentoring and coaching led by CSR corporate representatives as a practice-driven “blended learning experience” for social enterprises in the Danube region.

                  SENSES Acceleration programme

 

Strengthening Social Entrepreneurial Landscape through involving socially responsible corporate Practices in EntrepreNeurial CompetenceS and Skills enhancement in the DANUBE region
Start date
01-01-2017
End date
30-06-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1530777,5
ERDF Contribution: 1206904,37
IPA Contribution: 94256,5
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Increase competences for business and social innovation

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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
IFKA Public Benefit Non-Profit Ltd. for the Development of the Industry Lead partner baracsi@ifka.hu Hungary
RERA a.s. – Regional Development Agency of South Bohemia ERDF partner radimec@rera.cz Czech Republic
BSC Business Support Centre Ltd., Kranj ERDF partner helena.cvenkel@bsc-kranj.si Slovenia
SBA Slovak Business Agency ERDF partner dubrovayova@sbagency.sk Slovakia
ZSI Centre for Social Innovation ERDF partner holtgrewe@zsi.at Austria
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Project News

  • SENSES - REGIONAL ACTION PLAN
    - 21-05-2019
    REGIONAL ACTION PLAN

    One of the value-added documents within the SENSES project is Regional action plan which our partners will make for every country included in the project (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, and...

  • SENSES - FINAL OFFLINE TRAINING IN CROATIA
    - 20-05-2019
    FINAL OFFLINE TRAINING IN CROATIA

    On 15th May 2019, the 5th module of the meeting of social entrepreneurs and socially responsible enterprises was held in Zagreb, Croatia at ZICER - Zagrebački inovacijski centar. An excellent atmosphere and interaction led to a mutual goal -...

  • SENSES - CONGRATULATIONS TO IKEA
    - 20-05-2019
    CONGRATULATIONS TO IKEA

    IKEA Croatia was accepted to Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development (HR PSOR) which gathers representatives of the Croatian economy to combine knowledge, innovation, and accountability in search for development paths that balance...

  • SENSES - PITCHING EVENT IN HUNGARY
    - 06-05-2019
    PITCHING EVENT IN HUNGARY

    A successful pitching event of social enterprises was held at KockaCsoki chocolate manufactory in Budapest on the 11th of April organized by IFKA Public Benefit Non-Profit Ltd. for the Development of Industry and NESst Hungary. Seven social...

  • SENSES - PITCHING EVENT IN SLOVAKIA
    - 24-04-2019
    PITCHING EVENT IN SLOVAKIA

    The trainings of Slovak social entrepreneurs culminated in a pitching event at the Slovak Business Agency (9th April). The list of presenters was indeed varied in both areas of business and social impact. Jury members were represented by...

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