European Certificate in Community Enterprise

“Please keep on doing projects like this. Keep on sharing your stories and keep on making people feel what I have felt this week”*

(*Comment from one of the evaluation sheets after the delivery of the ECCE-course in May 2016)

Basta is currently involved in a European Project called ECCE, European Certificate in Community Enterprise. The ECCE project started in January 2015 and is funded through the European Union’s Erasmus + project, Key Action 2. The main aim of the project is to develop and deliver training in Community Enterprise. A pilot course was given 9-13 May 2016, in Romania, with 32 participants.

The ECCE-project brings together six partners covering five European countries, England (Social Enterprise Kent & Action with Communities in Rural Kent), Sweden (Basta), Romania (ProVita), France (St Clementin LitFest) and Spain (CREAS).

The partners

Social Enterprise Kent (Project Coordinator UK)

Action with Communities in Rural Kent/ACRK (UK)

Provita (Romania)

St Clementin Litfest Association working with La Colporteuse (France)

Creas (Spain)

Basta (Sweden)


1. To work with partners to analyse the training needs of social entrepreneurs across Europe.

2. To design a new vocationally-based Certificate in European Community Enterprise.

3. Carry out study visits and workshops to recognise and build on good practice and to transfer innovation to create new and bespoke learning opportunities to meet a niche market.

4. Pilot the new ECCE course containing a Social Enterprise Development Toolkit to be designed by partners and delivered to a transnational sample group of 24 social entrepreneurs.

5. To hold a final seminar as a major dissemination event at the of the project from which the final design of the new ECCE course will confirmed and the processes of accreditation as a new vocational qualification will be launched.

6. Transnational project meetings will be held, including visits to good practice, innovative examples of successful social enterprise.

Read more about the project on Social Enterprise Kent’s webpage (project leader):

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Kristina Blixt, Project co-ordinator
Phone: +46 8 552 414 00