Inclusion through Economic Development and Social Entrepreneurship

Overall Objective: To develop the strategic capacity of the social ... This project aimed: -enhancing ... Heavy truck driving course, 20 persoane. Vehicle driver ...
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Inclusion through Economic Development and Social Entrepreneurship January-December 2015

Financed by: European Social Found MFE – POSDRU (Program for the development of human ressources) Total budget: 1.985.000 Euro 98% - EU founds 2% - own contribution

Overall Objective: To develop the strategic capacity of the social economy sector through innovative activities and income-generating services in order to facilitate the integration/ reintegration of 275 people from vulnerable groups into the labour market, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of the NE and SE regions.

This project aimed: -enhancing capacity-building, improving skills, knowledge and self-esteem among vulnerable groups - the creation of nine Social Entreprises focusing on the development and promotion of income generating activities and services favouring a higher quality of social services for vulnerable groups.

Target group: 275 people from vulnerable groups 35 disabled people 31 families with more than two children 15 single-parents 102 women (at risk), 51 living of the guaranteed minimum income 31 people who left school early 10 roma people

Target group: 40 people working on social fiels (social workers, staff from residential institutions.

ACTIVITIES Information, counselling and guidance programme addressed to vulnerable persons belonging to the target group – the experts provided social and professional counselling, information, counselling and guidance services, in order to increase their chances of being integrated to the labour market and boost their self-esteem

ACTIVITIES Training programs for 125 people belonging to the vulnerable groups : Massage Technician Course - 15 persons Chef Course 15 persons Car mechanic course 15 persons Heavy truck driving course, 20 persoane Vehicle driver course, 60 persoane

ACTIVITIES Training on social economy for 40 people working on social fiels (social workers, staff from residential institutions.

ACTIVITIES -The

creation

and

development

of

the

9

Social

Entreprises; -

Integration on the labour market of 62 persons (70%

people from vulnerable groups)

1. Package factory – protected unity for disabled people, urban area, NE

2. Catering company, rural area, NE

3. Medical recovery, kinetic physical therapy center, urban area, NE.

4. Carpentry center, rural area, NE

5. Auto service center, rural area, NE

6. Car wash center, rural area, NE

7. Tyre vulcanization, rural area, NE

8. Home care center, rural area NE

9. Home care center, urban area SE

PARTNERS: Enable Romania Roles: Training on social economy for 40 people working on social fiels (social workers, staff from residential institutions).

SUCCESFULL PARTNERSHIPS: Partnerships are a two-way street. Both parties need to be comfortable with the goals, activities, and investment. -Involve the partners from the beginning – write the project proposal together - Set engagement rules and expectations at the beginning of the project. - Evaluate periodically partners based on project outcomes resulting from engagements. - keep key stakeholders informed about any developments of the project

Opportunities of EU funding - Source for founding social activities -Develop Caritas programs and help as many vulnerable persons as possible to lead an independent life. - Developing the organisation - Making new programs in new intervention areas -Making

new partnerships

-Learning

Risks of EU funding -Financial:

lack of cash flow – late reimbursment - collapse

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Beureaucracy – 50% acitvity reports & monitoring visits

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Risk of minimalise the social activ