What is SENTINEL about?
From 2017 to 2020, 10 Central European partner organisations from 6 countries implemented a transnational project aimed at developing and testing tools and methods for helping social enterprises.
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. Based on a thorough needs analysis in partner countries, pilot actions were implemented in 5 countries, testing ways of incubating and mentoring social enterprises, and facilitating their networking. Stemming from the baseline studies, a Toolbox of support techniques for social businesses, tested and verified in pilot actions, and a Handbook on creating and managing social enterprise networks was compiled, in order to take these activities forward, strengthening social enterprises and reducing inequalities in disadvantaged regions. During SENTINEL the Transnational Social Enterprise Advocacy Network (SETAN) was also established, continuing the work started in the project. If you are interested in joining, you can find details here.
For more information on SENTINEL, please see the Final Brochure, refer to the documents below or contact Ms Eszter Mészáros at firstname.lastname@example.org.