Social enterprises (SEs) are an important drivers for inclusive growth and play key role in tackling current economic, environmental and societal challenges. Recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in social enterprises across Europe, however, Still, relatively little is known about the scale and sectoral allocation of the emerging social enterprise ‘sector’. However, examples of missing policy and legal frameworks, social investment markets and social entrepreneurship education are very common. As a result, trends in SENSES countries 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. 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 which will jointly promote an innovative social enterprise model as well as social innovation for the sustainable economic development of the Danube region. Therefore, SENSES will deliver cutting-edge policy designs (Social Enterprise Strategy for the Danube region) that support policymakers in faciliating the social enterprise sector to grow. Results will jointly contribute to develop self-sustaining social enterprises with commercially viable business model that focuses directly on propagating effective solutions at grassroot level.
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 1530777,5
- ERDF Contribution: 1206904,37
- IPA Contribution: 94256,5
- ENI Contribution: 0
- Call number
- Call 1
- Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
- Specific objective
- Increase competences for business and social innovation
|IFKA Public Benefit Non-Profit Ltd. for the Development of the Industry||Lead firstname.lastname@example.org||Hungary|
|RERA a.s. – Regional Development Agency of South Bohemia||ERDF email@example.com||Czech Republic|
|BSC Business Support Centre Ltd., Kranj||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Slovenia|
|TCCIA Timis Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture||ERDF email@example.com||Romania|
|SBA Slovak Business Agency||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Slovakia|
On the 28th of April, the Hungarian Donor Forum organizes its ’Catalyst Workshop’, where the IFKA team will get a deeper insight into Hungarian good practices of corporate social responsibility. Participants will also discuss each practices and...
On the 25th of April 2017, Impact Brunch by Impact Hub Budapest has been organized with the mission to strengthen cooperations between social enterprise accelerators, policymakers and investors following the Word Café methodology. The...
On the 21 April 2017, the Vienna-based Erste Group’s Social Banking division and IFKA IFKA Public Benefit Non-Profit Ltd. for the Development of Industry organize its forthcoming strategic discussion. The aims of the meeting are to identify and...
On the 21 April 2017, opening conference of the ERSTE SEEDS Social Enterprise Establishment and Development Support project will be organised in Budapest, where IFKA Public Benefit Non-Profit Ltd. for the Development of Industry also participates...
Our SENSES project made a remarkable entry at the Danube-INCO.NET event in Vienna on the 30 March 2017 entitled to 'Danube Region synergy workshop: Research - Innovation - Knowledge Society'. We have introduced the project objectives, activity...