Sep 17, 2019
International Support for Internationalisation

When social enterprises consider trading, operating or replicating into a new country, many look for sources of support and help. Most of this support is offered at a local or national level, but there are some sources of support that operate internationally. This can be divided up into four areas: The legal or policy framework[…]

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Sep 11, 2019
Social enterprise, for the first time in 5 years the sector is in decline in Italy

For the first time, after 5 years of constant growth, social enterprises have registered a decline. Although the sector remains “vital and lively”, this first drop should be recorded. This is the synthesis that Laura Bongiovanni, president of the Isnet Association that aims to promote the development of the social economy in Italy, did during[…]

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Sep 10, 2019
Record low: Hardly anyone still wants to become self-employed in Germany

Germany is slowly running out of founders. Fewer and fewer people opt for self-employment because of the good situation in the labor market. But there are exceptions. Sebastian Däuwel from Speyer has a good laugh. His bakery start-up is growing steadily. In front of his sales outlet in an inconspicuous commercial area, customers regularly queue[…]

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Aug 29, 2019
Promoting InTSEnSE in the 13th Estonian Rural Parliament in Räpina, Põlva County (Southern Estonia)

On July 26th to 28th 2019 the InTSEnSE Erasmus+ project was promoted in the 13th Estonian Rural Parliament that took place in Räpina, Põlva County (Southern Estonia). 350 participants, 15 delegations from Estonian counties, guests, partners, politicians, the President of Republic were there for participating. The topics of the parliament were the above: How to organize community[…]

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Aug 19, 2019
LIT article for InTSEnSE Newsletter 

There is good news from Ireland regarding Social Enterprise with the launch of the Rural Conversations report on Wednesday 4th September.   Rural Conversations was a series of events in collaboration with the Department of Rural and Community Development. The series provided a discussion forum for rural development stakeholders.  The themes discussed were economic development, social[…]

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Aug 14, 2019
A New Social Venture by a Colleague

In my blog post I wanted to tell you about one of my colleagues that has just founded his own Social Enterprise:- Wrexham Glyndwr University member of staff Dr Peter Hooper has recently started his own social enterprise, based in Wrexham’s Welsh Government-funded Enterprise Hub. The enterprise, Active Writing Limited, runs writing and activity workshops[…]

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Aug 09, 2019
“Boosting Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Development in Lithuania” – a Brief of Policy Review by OECD

As social entrepreneurship in Lithuania is getting more popular and recognized by society, it is worth presenting an in-depth policy review by the OECD. First of all, OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – is an intergovernmental economic organization with 36 member countries. OECD’s essential goal is to stimulate economic progress and world trade. According to[…]

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Aug 06, 2019
Discussion “Is it ok to earn by doing good?” in the Conversation festival Lapma

On June 28th the annual Conversation festival took place in Cesis town in Latvia. During this event, Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia organized a discussion “Is it ok to earn by doing good?”. The panel of this discussion consisted of 8 specialists – Andrs Hermanis from social enterprise BlindArt, founder of the store Otrā Elpa[…]

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Jul 24, 2019
Promoting InTSEnSE during the 3rd Entrepreneurship and Economic Education Network Meeting in Stuttgart

Last month, on the 26th of June, I attended the 3rd Entrepreneurship Education and Economic Bildung Network in Stuttgart, meeting being organized again by RKW Kompetenzzentrum. This Network meeting took place at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart at the invitation of Petra Weininger from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economics, Labour and Housing. A group[…]

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Jul 05, 2019
Aspects of the development of the social entrepreneurial ecosystem in Greece

To promote the idea of ​​social business, organizations should be set up and set up to bring together various stakeholders, such as social and profit-making businesses, NGOs, the state and investors. An example of such an organization is Ashoka, which is in the process of starting its activities and developing a relevant community in Greece.[…]

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