And we couldn’t finish without mentioning the Brexit outcome of the UK referendum. It remains headline news, every day, and it is very difficult at this time to forecast our future. Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK has said that “there is no blueprint for Brexit. No country has ever left the EU, so we have no real idea just how bumpy a ride the economy is in for.”

ESSE has joined forces with another exciting EU project to create synergy and help with testing and disseminating each other’s products. I SEE YOU’s project’s aim is to develop the entrepreneurship skills and competences of unemployed young people from seven European countries (Austria, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom), who have an interest in creating their own social business and have an affinity for IT – one of the most important business sectors from EU. The two projects will share their training outputs, expertise in the field of social enterprise connection and peer mentoring support.

The third ESSE Europe management meeting was held in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands in May 2016. Much of our time was spent further developing our ESSE outputs: the Train the Trainer course aimed at teachers and vocational educators; the Best Practice case studies; and establishing a social network for social enterprise educators.

ESSE learning session in Berlin – five days on the traces of social enterprise in Berlin How to explain the Berlin situation of social enterprise to people coming from four different European countries. How to best show the daily social enterprise live in my city when I myself sometime get lost in the interpretation of the term an it’s meaning.

.. the transnational development of an innovative Training Course in Social Enterprise. We prepare to deliver a 3 day professional development qualification to incorporate the specific pedagogical tools to embed social entrepreneurial learning. Additionally we will identify & discuss entrepreneurial business models. These reports will base on evaluative reports & a set of case studies, that will be used to multiply the impact of the project & provide sustainable resources.

Social entrepreneurship is the attempt to draw upon business techniques to find solutions to social problems.This concept may be applied to a variety of organizations with different sizes, aims, and beliefs. Conventional entrepreneurs typically measure performance in profit and return, but social entrepreneurs also take into account a positive return to society. Social entrepreneurship typically attempts to further broad social, cultural, and environmental goals is often associated with the voluntary sector.At times, profit also may be a consideration for certain companies or other social enterprises. From:

A programme of transnational meetings is designed to facilitate and support the effective delivery & dissemination of the project; the exchange of European best practices and the strengthening of  transnational network & increased capacity & professionalism to work at EU Level. The meetings and the networking will support the establishment of peer to peer learning & coaching network across VET organisation. They will support the sharing of knowledge, best practice and providing useful resources and benefits during the entrepeneurship weeks in November of each project year and via social networks and a webpage. We will publish the dates and programmes of our conferences on this website and on other social media. The first project meeting was held in Plymouth | UK  in February 2015 Our next meeting will be in Matera  | IT in October 2015