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 - Participation at the 7th Annual Fourom of the EU Strategy for the Danube region
    - 19-10-2018
    Participation at the 7th Annual Fourom of the EU Strategy for the Danube region

    We are proud to participate in the 7th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube region in Sofia on the 18-19 October 2018. Together with nearly 1000 participants, we shape the future of the Danube region in the theme of...

  • SENSES - Capitalization workshop in Sofia
    - 19-10-2018
    Capitalization workshop in Sofia

    We are pleased to announce that we have participated in the Capitalization workshop organized by Thematic Pole 1 – Innovative ecosystem for SMEs in cooperation with EUSDR PAC 8 Competitiveness of SMEs in Sofia on the 17 October 2018. In the frame...

  • SENSES - Capitalization event has been organized by the DTP's Thematic Poles
    - 03-10-2018
    Capitalization event has been organized by the DTP's Thematic Poles

    Capitalisation event has been organized on 28th of September in Budapest by the DTP's Thematic Poles. You can see the pictures of the event below.  

  • SENSES - SENSES good practices for all!
    - 03-10-2018
    SENSES good practices for all!

    We are delighted to share with your our good practices identified within the SENSES project!

  • SENSES - SENSES Summer School on Social Innovation suceessfully organized
    - 03-10-2018
    SENSES Summer School on Social Innovation suceessfully organized

    On the 24-27 September 2018, SENSES partnership in cooperation with the SIC partnership (financed under H2020) has successfully organized the SENSES Summer School on Social Innovation. Throughout the three days, participants have been introduced...

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