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The ISEDE -NET concept was conceived within a TCA dissemination conference on Social Entrepreneurship (SE) financed through the EQUAL C.I. in October 2007. It is a link between 2 Programming periods of SF, capitalizing results of 2000-2006 along as new experimentations to be undertaken by the project, and projecting them into the 2007-2013 period. Moreover ISEDE-NET is planned in a period of financial turmoil, when real economy based on innovation, sustainability, inclusion is expected to have a renewed role. The global objective of ISEDE-NET is to support the development of SE across the SEES, contributing to social and economic cohesion. Specific objectives are: 1) identify driving forces for SE development; 2) mobilize a transnational network of SE and promote participation to ISEDE-NET social network; 3) implement pilot innovative actions (finance, business support services, market development); 4) promote innovation and new SE creation; 5) commit stakeholders to SE development 6) providing a chance for social inclusion of disadvantaged groups. 5 thematic WPs are delivered: WP3: Research on SE; WP4: Establishment of the ISEDE?NET Portal; WP5: Development of an innovative financial tool; WP6: Development of business support services; WP7: Development of market niches. Main expected outputs: 8 national research studies on SE; ISEDE-NET social network populated by min. 400 SE; n. 1 feasibility study for innovative financial tool, informative and training material in 8 languages and online local help-desks, n. min. 4 feasibility studies on new potential market niches. Main expected results are: 1) better knowledge about driving forces of SE at PP and stakeholder level; 2) permanent transnational public-private network committed to the development of SE; 3) permanent transnational network of SE with increased business capacities and improved road to market; 4) implementation of pilot actions for the development of SE sector.
Call: 1
Priority: Facilitation of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Area of intervention: Develop the enabling environment for innovative entrepreneurship
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Project budget:
  • Overall project budget: 2.426.790,00 €
  • ERDF contribution: 2.062.772,00 €
  • IPA contribution: 0,00 €
  • ENPI contribution: 0,00 €
Project start date / end date:
2009-02 / 2011-09