U S E R – S E

“United Services for Social Enterprises”

 “United Services for Social Enterprises” (USER-SE) is a project, created through a strategic partnership between six countries: Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, France and Greece. The project wants to address the main issues that limit the development of the social enterprise’s (SE) sector, such as the poor understanding of the role of this type of companies in society, the lack of visibility, the need for business development and support services such as tutoring and training programs, investment support, etc. The survival and growth of SE are influenced by internal factors such as the lack of feasible business models, high dependence on the public sector as a source of income, lack of commercial acumen, entrepreneurial spirit and skills, managerial and professional skills necessary for strengthening the activity.

USER-SE intends to strengthen training, the exchange of good practices and experiences in social entrepreneurship, increasing skills among partner organizations, spreading and enhancing the social approach in local communities, increasing the recognition and visibility of social enterprises, but also in a broader way, creating supporting tools such as the “One-stop service for Social Enterprise” that in a virtual scenario with different actors and organizations connected to the sector, will increases the entrepreneurial culture, stimulating the social approach and, in the training field, growing the knowledge on the subject.

Objectives of the project are:

  • Promote the exchange of knowledge, experience and good practices in the entrepreneurial field.
  • Improve skills and abilities in social entrepreneurship
  • Increase the sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
  • Create a virtual tool for orientation, support and advice on social enterprise
  • Strengthen linguistic, digital and intercultural skills
  • Promote strategic cooperation at the international level

USER-SE involves staff members of the partnership formed by trainers, tutors, educators, training and education professionals for a total of 18 participants, three for each partner institution. The project through 6 training activities on the social enterprise and 3 transnational meetings will produce as main results the online “One-stop service for Social Enterprise online” and a “Report on best practices”.

The USER_SE projecte is co-financed by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.