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Κοινωνική Οικονομία και Επιχειρηματικότητα
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Between the State and the market has started to grow in many advanced and developing economies a third area, called social economy. The social economy is already highly developed in Europe, with impressive results, both in the creation of new jobs and also in the provision of quality social services. In fact, it represents about 10% of European businesses, employs about 11 million workers and accounts for about 5.9% of total employment and 6.7% of salaried employment. Reinforcing and strengthening the social economy is based, inter alia, on the fact that in almost all EU countries this sector has functioned effectively as a means of integration into the labor market not only for socially vulnerable groups but furthermore to a growing portion of the population that suffers from unemployment through innovative and socially oriented activities as well as an effective means of meeting the ever increasing needs for social services. The Law 4019/2011) introduced a new legal form, the Social Cooperative Enterprise (Soc.Ep.). The Soc.Ep is a business, which is managed equally by its members and its operation is based on the pursuit of collective benefit, while the profit resulting from actions only serve the public interest. As social economy is operating on social inclusion, local development, sustainable development, prevention of social inequalities, strengthening the social fabric and the strengthening of social capital, it is obvious that the Greek Italian Chamber can become the basic institution of social solidarity and cohesion, strength and capacity of the institution in the local development process. The main need that the proposed project is covering is to inform and familiarize stakeholders on setting up and running their own social enterprises. The proposed flow involving trainers and people who want to create their own Social Cooperative Enterprise. Particularly the action relates to advising beneficiaries to become self-employed taking entrepreneurship in the social economy Particularly the establishment of social enterprises will complete the Action Networking which includes a research market that would allow the collection of reliable and comprehensive knowledge about the conditions prevailing in the market and the factors that affect the demand for social services economy. The flow is expected to be implemented in Oktober 2015 The project aims to re participating in lifelong learning and the specific objectives: • Acquisition and use of knowledge and experience. • Developing skills and qualifications. • Encourage the creation of social enterprises and training procedures for managing enterprise networks. • Training in social enterprise visibility procedures. • Create synergies. The expected results of the project are: • achieving sustainability and competitive advantage of firms and creating social networks • developing the skills of entrepreneurs participants • the acquisition of prospective beneficiaries of an adequate picture of the situation of the social economy in Europe, • Knowledge of new methods or innovative practices in the field of social economy • dissemination of project results
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