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|
|SBA Slovak Business Agency||ERDF email@example.com||Slovakia|
|ZSI Centre for Social Innovation||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Austria|
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...
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...
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.
We are delighted to share with your our good practices identified within the SENSES project!
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...