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May 21, 2019
Social Impact Consulting – Mark Richardson

The InTSEnSE project has been conducting research into the support available to internationalise social enterprises. The full report will be published shortly, but here is a small taster of some of the findings. To help them internationalise, social enterprises are able to take advantage of a variety of support that exists at a European level,[…]

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May 14, 2019
Social and Solidarity Economy in Greece

The Social and Solidarity Economy in Greece emerged through cooperative activities that were developed over the years; however, the legislation and political movements were settled very recently to drive their activity. The sector in Greece is in a very early stage compared to other European countries and most of the social organizations are of small[…]

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Apr 29, 2019
Upcoming Social Enterprise events in Ireland

There are a number of upcoming events focusing on Social Enterprise in the Midwest and southern regions of Ireland. On the 13th of May Dunhill Ecopark in Waterford is hosting “Revitalising Rural Ireland – Empowering Communities through Social Enterprise.” This event consists of an expert panel of speakers, including Gerry Kiely, Head of the European[…]

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Apr 26, 2019
Update from Wrexham Glyndwr University

In terms of the project, we held our final project meeting in Freiburg in April 2019. We were able to work on the educational materials and the infographic outputs from the project. We were also able to visit three social enterprises that were trading or thinking of trading internationally and discuss our findings and the[…]

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Apr 18, 2019
Social and creative entrepreneurs from Latvia and Estonia meet at a sunny outdoor market in Riga

On April 13th 50 social entrepreneurs from Latvia and Estonia gathered for the first time to share their experience and promote cross-border entrepreneurship within social and creative industries. All these entrepreneurs share the goal to reduce the existing social and environmental issues and search for innovative solutions. The market was organized in Kalnciema Quarter in[…]

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Apr 15, 2019
Lithuanian social enterprise “Pirmas Blynas” has received an award for Overcoming Obstacles at Equality and Diversity Awards

On March 28th, “Pirmas Blynas” (The First Pancake) was invited to the Equality and Diversity awards as a nominee for the award for Overcoming Obstacles. The jury and public voted in their favor and “Pirmas Blynas” won the award. The pancake restaurant has been awarded for being a social business and its mission to help[…]

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Apr 12, 2019
Final Workshop of the InTSEnSE project in Freiburg

Hosted at the University of Education in Freiburg between 8th and 10th of April 2019, the workshop was the final event of the InTSEnSE project. While in Freiburg the project partners discussed on work plan and progress and decided upon the content of the interactive modules, which will be part of the final on-line manual,[…]

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Apr 08, 2019
Social entrepreneurship in Germany: framework conditions are not optimal, but they are getting better

While countries like Great Britain and France actively engage in financially supporting and stimulating the social entrepreneurs, in Germany, the framework conditions for this target group are not optimal (see Drucksache 19/6844, 2019). According to the Federal Government, social entrepreneurship includes “all enterprises, economic associations and foundations whose business model is directed towards solving social[…]

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Apr 01, 2019
Internationalising Social Enterprise in Sub-Saharan Africa – Mark Richardson

In March, I had the opportunity to travel to Sudan to support the British Council in establishing a social enterprise ecosystem. As part of this, I was able to speak about our work on the INTSENSE project, at the Sudan Social Enterprise Forum to around 800 social entrepreneurs, policy makers and academics; and also throughout[…]

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Mar 27, 2019
Interviews and multimedia material on Social Enterprise

For the Intellectual Output 3 of the Intsense Project, Archivio della Memoria is actually leading the ideation, production, editing and uploading of a video library that will be available on the Intsense Youtube channel. The Intsense Video Library will become the basis of an infographic and video case study materials for social enterprise international trading practices.[…]

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