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Advancing Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable and Inclusive Society

Project Description
The Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG) with the financial support of the European Union and the Bread for the World and with partner organizations has started to implement a project “Advancing Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable and Inclusive Society”.

Project aims at:
-contributing to a more favorable ecosystem for social entrepreneurship;
-creating favorable legal environment for social entrepreneurship and social impact investment;
-widely promoting social purpose driven businesses and social entrepreneurship
-supporting SE by different sectors and society at large;
-promoting sustainable development of social enterprises through increased access to tailored financial resources, effective technical assistance, and networking.

The project envisages various types of actions such as advocacy and policy dialogue, awareness-raising campaigns, financial, technical and consulting support of social enterprises, increasing SEs access to various financial resources, gaining the support of the private sector, building young people, etc.
Specific Objective
Overall objective: Favorable environment for social entrepreneurship is created to integrate people in vulnerable situations in socio-economic development and to promote their fundamental rights

Specific objective(s):
- Favorable legal environment for social entrepreneurship and social impact investment is promoted by engaging national and local governments in policy dialogue;
- Concept of social purpose driven businesses and social entrepreneurship is widely promoted and supported by different sectors and society at large;
- Sustainable development of social enterprises with strong regional focus is promoted through increased access to tailored financial resources, effective technical assistance, and networking
Expected Results
- National government acknowledges its supporting role in advancement of social purpose driven businesses and Impact Investment in Georgia
- Municipal governments in Kakheti and Guria Regions have piloted mechanisms to support SE development
-Business sector, including business associations are actively engaged in developing and supporting social entrepreneurship;
- Young people and population at large understand the concept and support social purpose driven business.
- Advanced, needs tailored enabling resources and support systems are available for active and start-up SEs throughout Georgia;
- Access to diversified finances for start-up and active SEs has increased;
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PROJECT DETAILS
Georgia
Priority Area:
Partnership that creates, Partnership that creates, Partnership that protects, Partnership that creates, Partnership that empowers
Subsector:
Economy & trade, Education, Research and Innovation, Rule of law & human rights, Youth (entrepreneurship & skills development), Civil society
Topic:
Civil society, Dialogue, Education, Human rights, Youth, Business
Project Status:
Ongoing
Start Date:
01.03.2021
End Date:
01.09.2024
Implementing Organisation:
Foundation of Centre for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia
Funding by the EU:
€1 000 000
EU Project Number:
421-172

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