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 - SENSES POLICY LEARNING DIALOGUE in Zagreb
    - 20-04-2018
    SENSES POLICY LEARNING DIALOGUE in Zagreb

    First Policy learning dialogue will be held in Zagreb (Croatia) on June 13th, 2018. SENSES partners will bring together policymakers from 10 countries to integrate the ideas and recommendations into Social Enterprise Strategy for the Danube region.

  • SENSES - Privredna komora Srbije introduced project SENSES
    - 03-04-2018
    Privredna komora Srbije introduced project SENSES

    Last week Privredna komora Srbije introduced project SENSES to Smart Kolektiv, IDC Serbia, Evropski pokret u Srbiji, Chamber of commerce and industry of Serbia, Ecobag, Bioidea, Safehouse Sombor, and Supernatural. They also talked about...

  • SENSES - Conference on Social Economy as an Effective Model for Social Inclusion
    - 22-03-2018
    Conference on Social Economy as an Effective Model for Social Inclusion

    The Social Economy as an Effective Model for Social Inclusion conference will be co-organized by the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) and the National Alliance for Social Responsibility (NASO) in...

  • SENSES - Social Economy Pilot
    - 22-03-2018
    Social Economy Pilot

    The Social Economy Pilot call for proposals of the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) was closed on the 28th of February 2018. The applicants needed to apply their own local event in forms of the pilot...

  • SENSES - STAKEHOLDER MEETING IN ROMANIA
    - 19-03-2018
    STAKEHOLDER MEETING IN ROMANIA

    The second stakeholder meeting in Romania was attended by 25 representatives of the local public administration and the County Employment Agencies of the South Muntenia Region - entities that have attributions in the field of authorization and...

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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)