ASWM begins implementation of project under Interreg V-A “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020” Cooperation Programme.

 

ASWM begins implementation of project “Actions for the support and enhancement of Social Entrepreneurship at local level”, under Interreg V-A “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020” Cooperation Programme.

ASWM begins implementation of project “Actions for the support and enhancement of Social Entrepreneurship at local level” with Acronym ACT SOCIAL and Subsidy Contract No.B2.9c.05/03.10.2017 under 2-nd Call of Interreg V-A “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020” Cooperation Programme.

The project is under Priority Axis “A socially inclusive Cross-Border area”, Investment Priority 9с “Providing support for social enterprises”, with a Lead Partner – Municipality of Thermi, Greece and a total budget of 540 833.90 EUR and duration of 24 months.  The Association of South Western Municipalities is a partner in the project from the Bulgarian side, along with Association Euni Partners.

The overall objective of the project is to detect and determine the social impact of social enterprises measured in terms of employment integration in the cross border area and develop support structures and tools which reinforced the capacity of social enterprises in this frame. Support Structures of Social Innovative Entrepreneurship will be developed with the form of one stop shop Help Desks. These Structures along with the tools provided will be commonly designed and developed one in Greece and one in Bulgaria and will implement a cross border network of cooperation and exchanges. These structures aim to implement Social entrepreneurship activities such as: counseling, education and training, business development services, networking Social Enterprises, publicity and dissemination of the idea of Social Entrepreneurship. In very general terms, the goal of social impact measurement is to understand, manage and improve the process of creating social impact with the goal of maximizing or optimizing it for social enterprises and their stakeholders. Embedding social impact measurement in the everyday work of social enterprises and their funders should first and foremost aim to trigger a cultural shift towards new understanding of the social entrepreneurship.

The Project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and by national funds of the countries participating in the Interreg V-A “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020” Cooperation Programme.

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union, through the Interreg V-A “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020” Cooperation Programme.

The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Association of South Western Municipalities and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union, the participating countries, the Managing Authority and the Joint Secretariat.

http://www.greece-bulgaria.eu/approved-project/40/