SENTINEL

LOOKING FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES IN 13 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE!

One member of SENTINEL's partnership, Social Impact is looking for innovative early stage  social entreprises from  Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, CzechRepublic, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Poland, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia for the 3rd Startery Central &Eastern Europe summit on Social Innovation in Budapest, Hungary 13.11. – 17.11.2017.

Apply now! http://startery.de/programme/cee/cee



Partnership

Lead partner - The hungarian charity service of the order of málta

The Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta will be the Lead Partner of the project, coordinating and supervising all activities and responsible for the management and communication work packages. Meanwhile, partners dealing with local level management and coordination will also fulfil their reporting obligations. HCSOM is also assisted by external experts. The entire team of the project will be in constant contact with the partners, regularly informing them of the results and experiences.
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Rzeszow Regional Development Agency (RRDA)

RRDA is a public body, established in 1993 by the self-government of Podkarpackie Region (PR). Its objective is to support the development of the region, to improve the quality and standard of life, and to advertise and promote the possibilities offered by the region. RRDA was the first institution in PR supporting and granting new social initiatives, especially the development of social cooperatives. From 2007 RRDA is a regional support institution for social enterprises  in Podkarpackie Region.  RRDA will actively participate in all project activities. It will work together with the other Polish partner, ROPS in mapping SE support and networking initiatives and analysis of SE’s support needs in Poland. RRDA has significant experience in implementing and managing regional, national, cross-border and international EU co-financed projects. “Social enterprises as a chance for long-term unemployed.”

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Trentino Federation of Cooperation

Trentino Federation of Cooperation (FTC) is a non-governmental private organization founded in 1895. It groups together almost all the co-operative enterprises of the Trentino region (ca. 500). FTC acts as representative of the local cooperation system, providing assistance, consulting, supervision, political representation and auditing services to coops in all business sectors (i.e. credit, retail, agriculture, labour, social, services and housing). FTC has 180 staff members who carry out social reporting, inter-cooperative projects, research and studies on social enteprises, innovative trainings, as well as European projects and international initiatives. By grouping cooperative credit banks, FTC facilitates the match between potential social services and tailored financial instruments. FTC also supports young entrepreneurs in the start-up of new cooperative enterprises.

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USI

Ústav sociálních inovací o.p.s. (USI) is the member of SENTINEL's partnership. USI has experience in working with social innovation aspects since 2002, including involvement of local, regional and other different stakeholders into the project implementation. We have implemented projects oriented on social entrepreneurship, methodology transfer for quality of training in social enterprises in the Czech Republic. It will be pleasure to share good experiences inconnection with social enterprises in SENTINEL.

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Social impact

Social Impact’s team for transnational projects are pleased to be part of the SENTINEL, fostering the development of social entrepreneurship across the Central European region. The non-profit Social Impact gGmbH is Germany’s first social start-up incubator and runs currently more than 20 incubation programs in the field of social and inclusive entrepreneurship. SENTINEL has a European teamwork and the spirit for social innovation in Europe.

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KOnett

KONETT Team is a consulting and training firm partnering with organizations from various sectors. During 17 years of operation we have worked with more than 100 partners and more than 4000 people. KONETT Team supports organizations mainly with change management, organization and business development, project consulting and mentoring, training. We have worked in big international projects supported by the EU and other donors. We have been active in social sector projects for more than a decade. We think we can contribute to the success of SENTINEL project with our practice of enterprise support that entails business planning, mentoring, capacity building and change support.

We initiated a new service called Change Clinic for managers and leaders, the promo video - an animation - can be seen here.


FUND 05

Fund 05's role in the project is, among other activities, researching and mapping current state of support networks and initiatives with special focus on finance and investments. Together with PRIZMA, we will create cases connected to the Handbook and Toolbox needed for outstanding support of social enterprises. Afterwards we will contribute to pilot testing in Slovenia, specifically, in parts dealing with social business investment. We're excited about SENTINEL project because it gives us an opportunity for taking steps towards creating better support system for social enterprises.

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PRIZMA

Foundation for Improvement of Employment Possibilities (PRIZMA) was funded with the purpose to improve competencies and employment possibilities of (un)employed, to match supply and demand on the local/regional labour market, to contribute to new jobs creation and to faster response to dynamic changes in the local/regional labour market.
Being one of the partners in SENTINEL, PRIZMA will pursue its goals in creation of new jobs through development of social entrepreneurship and social inclusion, with special focus on strengthening the support environment for social entrepreneurship and encouraging transfer of knowledge of experienced entrepreneurs to beginners.

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rops

The Regional Centre of Social Assistance in Rzeszow (ROPS) is engaged in the development, updating and implementation of the regional strategy of Podkarpackie Region in the field of social policy. Our main goal is to popularize the idea of social entrepreneurship, build partnerships for the development of social enterprises, organize conferences and campaigns to promote this sector. ROPS will be involved in the pilot action coordinated by RRDA, in which experimental learning methods designed for potential social entrepreneurs will be tested. ROPS will also contribute to drawing up policy recommendations which will effectively address regional policies.

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Social impact

Social Impact’s team for transnational projects are pleased to be part of the SENTINEL, fostering the development of social entrepreneurship across the Central European region. The non-profit Social Impact gGmbH is Germany’s first social start-up incubator and runs currently more than 20 incubation programs in the field of social and inclusive entrepreneurship. SENTINEL has a European teamwork and the spirit for social innovation in Europe.

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SENTINEL

SENTINEL is a transnational project, and already has a lot to tell in its name, about what the project staff will do in the next 3 years. Demographic changes have started in recent years (shrinking population, migration, brain-drain), increasing social segregation and disintegration, especially in rural areas, represent serious economic challenges for the countries of the Central European region. In these regions social enterprises, if they are helped by a supportive environment, can be real drivers of social inclusion and work integration.

While many of the emerging or operating social enterprises in these areas need longer incubation and specialized assistance, existing support structures seldom reach the most deprived territories and do not take into consideration local needs, e.g. lack of human resources, skills and isolation of these places. Sentinel can help here, first of all, as a guardian or a mentor to encourage these social enterprises, which in many Hungarian disadvantaged regions provide almost the only job opportunity for local people.

The main goal of the project is to reduce regional inequalities in the participating countries and to strengthen social enterprises, to be able to play a prominent role in their local economy.

SENTINEL

1.952.166
euro

10
PaRTNERS

6
Countries

3 years
Duration