The third training session week of the EU project RESONATE took our team to Barcelona. Exciting insights into the regional ecosystem awaited us there, which differs…Read more
RESONATE – REgional SOcial business iNcubATors nEtwork
The 24 month RESONATE project aims to connect Regional Social business iNcubaATors from Austria, Spain and Italy in a nEtwork to exchange knowledge on their current practices in relation to providing training, mentoring, coaching activities to social entrepreneurs in their regions (surroundings of Graz, Milan and Barcelona). Short-term joint staff training session are planned in order to share and discuss good practices and develop competences of 12 trainers, coaches, mentors of the participating organizations. Different methods will be shared in order to improve capacities within the three social business incubators to provide higher quality, more modern training activities, coaching, mentoring to social entrepreneurs. The project will directly result in a small transnational network of regional players in the field of social entrepreneurship with a potential to grow at European level. By developing the key competences of social entrepreneurs, we help them better start up or scale up their businesses and be able to reach higher impact within their operating field, being that either helping people with fewer opportunities, tackling environmental challenges or contributing to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations.
We were delighted to welcome our international, national and local guests at our event on the topic of social entrepreneurship and social innovation through public…Read more
Joint staff training sessions will have similar structure in each country with special thematic focus building on the complementary expertise of the organisations:
- Interpretation of social entrepreneurship, regional eco-system mechanisms, policy support and recognition of non-formal learning.
- Finance market, relations with investors, investment readiness programmes and impact assessment.
- Good practices in relation to engagement of social entrepreneurs as learners and training portfolio and methods.
RESONATE project focuses on providing transnational peer-learning activities for social business incubators that provide their training services to social entrepreneurs operating more as a business rather than a non-profit organisation. The planned impacts of the project are mainly expected at staff, organisation, local and regional level; however project participants will seek the opportunity to channel the results to EU policy making. Planned learning outcomes for participants are better understanding of the different regional social entrepreneurship eco-systems, its organisational and financial aspects, impact assessments, creation of training portfolio and usage of different methods, enhanced knowledge on supporting decision-making. Participants’ competencies in relation to the use of innovative tools within their training, mentoring and coaching activities will be also increased. It is expected that participating social business incubators will improve their organisational capacities and training opportunities. Social entrepreneurs will benefit from a more modern, adequate to the 21st century challenges training methods and trainers, mentors with higher expertise.
After each training session a working paper will be published here. You can join us at one of the public workshops.
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The project supports indirectly those social entrepreneurs that operates in the three regions and those people of disadvantage background for whom these small business work for. We will also provide information on EU policies, funding programmes and Erasmus+ future opportunities.
We will contact national and international network of the organisations, but RESONATE project has also a longterm
objective to make this strategic partnership possible to grow with the involvement of other international partners as members.