|Academy for Social Entrepreneurs
The aim of the project ACE is to support the acquisition of new skills and competence for people in social organisations or social enterprises, on how to develop and manage a social enterprise. The project is funded through the European Programme Leonardo da Vinci Partnerships.
The project has four partners from Sweden, England, Czech Republic and France.
Action with Communities in Rural Kent in England is a NGO working for the benefit of the rural community through different activities such as supporting the creation of social enterprises. Garage Moderne is a mechanical workshop working with work placements for long-term unemployed. Renarkon, Czech Republic, is a NGO working with drug abusers.
Together Basta, Rural Kent, Renarkon and Garage Moderne want to, through creating a European vocational training programme ”Academy for Social Entrepreneurs”, give new qualifications around developing and managing sustainable social enterprises, to people engaged in social organisations.
The program consists of four training modules, delivered by each partner organisation, and coloured by each partner’s way of working, its target group and its cultural setting. The four modules will be summarized in a European, grass root level, curriculum for on how to create and manage a social enterprise.
Kristina Blixt, Project co-ordinator