Entrepreneurship with the public Administration

Project DRAGGING - ENTREPRENEURSHIP WITH THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

This project aims at generating new business opportunities for NGOs that could be also undertaken by persons at risk of exclusion. These business opportunities will be identified by a collaborative work between public local administrations and private sector. In that sense, we will create a specific Bank of business ideas that could be implemented in peripheral areas in Europe. The project will then involve local NGOs, public administrations and private companies to design and implement an inclusive incubation models based on agile methodologies

Main objectives

To create inclusive jobs for persons at risk of exclusion either by working for these new start-ups or participating actively within the management team

Specific objectives:

  • To analyze the opportunities and best practices among NGOs, public administration and businesses.
  • To identify business opportunities and to set up a bank of entrepreneurship ideas for NGOs
  • To design a training course adapted to those NGOs working with disabilities and/or those located in peripheral areas
  • To develop an incubation model that support NGOs transition to new financing models

Content

The “social economy” has played an important role in addressing and mitigating the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on economy and society. In the short term, social economy actors have assisted the recovery from the crisis by providing innovative solutions that are aimed at strengthening public services to complement government action. In the long term, social economy organizations can help reshape the post-crisis economy by promoting inclusive and sustainable economic models, ("Social economy and the COVID-19 crisis: current and future roles", OECD, July 2020). Despite this important role in social and economic recovery, their financial model is their main weakness. Most of them are still depending on public grants to finance their activities. During the 2008 economic crisis, the 27% of the funds they received came mainly from public funds and associates subscriptions. Due to this depency, aprox 30% of them were force to cease. Nowadays, circa 62% are still in this situation.

Target groups

NGOs, persons at risk of exclusion, business professionals, local public administration and companies

Duration of the project: 24 months

Start: 01.01.2022

End: 01.01.2024

Project partners:

  • F. INICIATIVAS ESPAÑA I MAS D MAS I SLU (E10248297 - Spain) - Spain
  • PCG Polska Sp. z o.o. (E10144549 - Poland) - Poland
  • Regional Development Agency with Business Support Centre for Small and Medium-size Enterprises - Bulgaria
  • The Rural Hub CLG (E10081484 - Ireland) – Ireland
  • EMPRESAS CON VALORES (E10015408 - Spain) - Spain

The project is co-financed by the Erasmus + program of the European Union.

This information reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for made of the information contained therein.

Smart Tourism Skills (SMARTOUR) project is an adult education project focused on the concept of smart tourism solutions.

SMARTOUR project has been prepared to address the needs of creating smart tourism solutions in the European cities and by the entrepreneurs in tourism.

Smart tourism is understood here as a concept that is actively linking the tourism sites (natural monuments, historical monuments, towns, cities, etc.) with best practices in the fields of accessibility, sustainability, digitalisation, cultural heritage and creativity, cooperation and marketing.

We plan to create the following results of the project:

PR1: Curriculum and Educational Methodologies Design

PR2: Course Materials Development

Duration of the project: 24 months

Start: 01.11.2021

End: 31.10.2023

Project partners:

  • E-CODE – SLOVAKIA
  • ZAVOD NOVI TURIZEM – SLOVENIA
  • EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY, VEREINZUM SCHUTZ DER EUROPAISCHEN WILDNIS – AUSTRIA
  • UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU – SERBIA
  • REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY WITH BUSINESS SUPPORT CENTRE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES – BULGARIA
  • INSTYTUT ROZWOJU SPORTU I EDUKACJI – POLAND
  • UNIVERZITA MATEJA BELA V BANSKEJ BYSTRICI - SLOVAKIA

More information on DRAGGING

The project is co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

This information reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for made of the information contained therein.