Academy for Social Entrepreneurs
The aim of the project ACE (2011-2013) was 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 was funded through the European Programme Leonardo da Vinci Partnerships.The project had 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 created a grass root level training called ”Academy for Social Entrepreneurs”. The program consisted 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.
Kristina Blixt, Project co-ordinator