Promoting InTSEnSE in the Development Agency of Karditsa (AN.KA.S.A.) in which 14 Social Enterprises get support during the startup period
On September 27th, 2019, prof. Dimitra Papadimitriou traveled to the city of Karditsa, Central Greece, to present the project’s outcomes and held meetings with the CEO (Mr. Bellas) and staff of ANKASA on how to bring the outcomes of InTSEnSE closer to Greek Social Enterprises (SEs). ANKASA is supporting a network of 14 different Social Enterprises located in Central Greece with offering them sensible services (e.g., prestart up familiarization, office space, administrative support, networking, access to IT technology) during the startup period. The main objective of ANKASA is to minimize the operational cost of SEs during the startup period. Also, ANKASA is assuming a role as a business development support system for SEs, and in collaboration with the Co-operative Bank of Karditsa, they design together targeted funding programs for Social Enterprises in central Greece.
We are very satisfied that ANKASA endorsed the European Program InTSEnSE and acknowledged its value as an educational tool for the internationalization of local SEs. Once the InTSEnSE educational platform is completed, ANKASA promised to disseminate the material to the 14 SEs in Central Greece.