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
- 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|
Regional development agency Gorenjska, BSC Kranj on 5th and 6th of December 2017 hosted the SENSES Seminar and Study visit. The seminar started with presentation of legislation on social entrepreneurship in Slovenia and prospects of social...
On 13th November 2017, South Muntenia Regional Development Agency (SMRDA) organized in Calarasi, Romania, their first stakeholder meeting within the SENSES project. Participants at the event were representatives of social enterprises, public...
We are happy to announce that the second Hungarian Stakeholder Group Meeting of RaiSE has been organized by IFKA Public Benefit Nonprofit Ltd. for the Development of the Industry on the 14th of November 2017 at Impact Hub Budapest. The moderator...
Regional development agency Međimurje REDEA Ltd. held their second regional stakeholder meeting on the 22nd November 2017 in Cakovec. The aim of the meeting was to present the current activities of the project, in particular a benchmarking...
Minister of labour and pension system of the Republic of Croatia Marko Pavic opened the conference "Social Entrepreneurship in Croatia - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" held in Zagreb on 14th November 14 2017. At the beginning, he addressed the...