Strengthening of Social Entreprise in Bulgaria Forum (2015-2016)
9 September 2015
"Strengthening of Social Entreprise in Bulgaria Forum" is 10-month long project of Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation in partnership with Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law.
Despite the interest in social entrepreneurship in Bulgaria in the recent years, the adopted National Concept and Action Plan and the fact that 4000 organizations identified themselves as social enterprises, the effect of the sector is still low. The main reasons are the lack of supportive environment and the delayed implementation of strategic policies and EU measures in Bulgaria. To change this we need collective action based on common understanding and agreement on key issues such as the characteristics and driving forces of social entrepreneurship.
The project aims to strengthen the recently established Social Enterprise Forum in order to become the voice of the sector and to influence the necessary policies and programs. The partners will attract for members of the Forum the most innovative and sustainable social enterprises, supporting organizations, companies and individuals. The most important results of the project are the opportunity to design the growth of the sector (Road map of the social enterprises) to measure the development (Index of social entrepreneurship)and to encourage coalitions for advocacy campaigns.
Project period: 2015-2016
Funded by: NGO Programme in Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014 (www.ngogrants.bg)