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Peer Learning on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Support

SocEn project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 806037

The aim of the SocEn is to improve and enhance the innovation support actions, activities and services addressed to social entrepreneurs and social SMEs. 

The consortium is formed by LaMoRo Development Agency (Italy), Pannon Business Network Association (Hungary) and Aragon Regional Development Agency (Spain).

During 12 months and through the use of Twinning Advance Methodology, the partners seek identify and share best practices based on its experience in entrepreneurship and business development within the social impact framework.


Objectives of the project:

  1. Improve the actions of the institutions for a more effective promotion and support of social entrepreneurship.
  2. Improve the capabilities of the support institutions with the aim increase the number of innovative SMEs with social outcomes, and increase their growth and development.
  3. Develop capacities for designing, implementing and evaluating a specific program that supports entrepreneurs for the creation of social companies.
  4. Provide appropriate tools for institutions for the strengthening and consolidation of social companies for better social impact of their activities.

The result of the project will be documented in a Design Option Paper (DOP), which will identify and document implementation options, guidelines and implementation alternatives that the consortium has experienced and would recommend to other innovation support service agencies.

During the first meeting that took place in Italy, good practices to support social entrepreneurship or social enterprises which had been identified on each region, were shared among partners. During the following months, these practices will be evaluated by stakeholders on each region, with the aim of receiving feedback and suggestions of improvement. This information will also be shared in other meeting so that information on the final DOP could be as complete as possible.



Start date: 2018-07-01 – End date: 2019-06-30

EU Contribution: 50,000.00 EURO

Call for proposal: INNOSUP-05-2016-2017 - Peer learning of innovation agencies


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