ELDORA

The aim of the project is to strengthen the key skills and competences of young people ...

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

One of the EU’s biggest problems is with youth unemployment. More than 5 million EU citizens aged 15 to 24 are unemployed today. More than one in five young Europeans cannot find a job in the labor market. The aim of the project is to strengthen the key skills and competences of young people in their final year of school (VET institutions and universities), unemployed young people and leaders in rural areas, helping them to set up a social enterprise to make better use of local natural and human resources. economic development of rural areas and prevent brain drain.

The “European Employment Strategy” places great emphasis on promoting entrepreneurship and self-employment, with particular emphasis on social entrepreneurs. The social economy employs over 11 million people in the EU (December 2016), representing 6% of total employment. A key factor for the development of the social economy concept is the education of young people in their final year in schools, unemployed young people, local leaders, local government representatives and potential managers of social enterprises, as well as disseminating information to the general public in this area.

Needs analysis:

The rural regions of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Italy have problems associated with the economy – high unemployment, long-term unemployment, brain drain, depopulation. The ELDORA project targets young people who are at risk of unemployment (especially in rural areas). The unemployment rate of young people (under 25) in December 2016 in ELDORA partner countries was as follows: Italy 40.1%, Slovakia 20.4%, Poland 17.5%, Hungary 11.9%. The brain drain is also caused by insufficient job creation, a problem that is painful in Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. The situation and experiences of the countries are very different:

Slovakia is a country in which the social enterprise sector is still in its infancy and the operational framework, whether in terms of legal framework, financial support or theoretical definition, is still not well established.

The only statistics on social enterprises are in relation to entities registered under the Employment Services Act, which only recognizes socially integrated social enterprises. Until March 2014, only 44 social enterprises were active. The performed analyzes show that in 2014 there were 20,784 social enterprises in Poland. At that time, social enterprises employed 265,801 people. It is estimated that there are approximately 3,000 social enterprises in Hungary that meet the criteria of the EU operational definition. (Map of social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe. Country report Hungary). Hungary has introduced training and financial support for young entrepreneurs as part of the Youth Guarantee and for social enterprises (including temporary wage subsidies for disadvantaged workers). In Italy, ordinary businesses lost almost 500,000 employees between 2008 and 2014, while the total number of employees in social enterprises increased from 340,000 to 407,000, an increase of 20.1%.

The current situation in youth unemployment, the state of the social enterprise sector, but also in more general indicators such as economic level, employment, long-term unemployment, effective projects and examples of local use, functioning cooperation between public, private and non-profit sectors are different.

Existing (very different) experiences of partner countries will be used to create good project outputs. The participating organizations and their collaborators in the region have extensive experience in promoting knowledge in the field of social entrepreneurship.

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Target groups:

  • young people in their final year at school
  • local leaders, mayors, other local government employees
  • small and medium entrepreneurs
  • nongovernmental organizations
  • organizations (schools) involved in training and dissemination of information in the field of local and regional
  • development in rural regions
  • groups operating in municipalities and micro-regions

The most important indirect target group is the unemployed from risk groups, especially the young unemployed.

Project outputs:

Intellectual outputs:
IO1 Handbook – How to set up and manage social enterprises and a collection of best practices
The aim of this output is to create a publication on social entrepreneurship, in which the main goal is not profit but the creation of social value. The collection of best practices as a partial output is designed to give examples and motivate users active in the field. Good management of social enterprises in municipalities would partially solve the problems associated with youth unemployment and long-term unemployment. All participating regions would benefit from such guides. The regions also face a major problem of “brain drain”, resulting in more and more abandoned homes, older people and less skilled labor in the rural area. The output will include (as a final part) a collection of best practices from all participating European countries with inspiration as to develop rural communities using local / internal resources. The handbook, together with a collection of best practices, will be used by managers and (potential) social entrepreneurs who do not want or cannot participate in educational series organized by a vocational education and training institution. The handbook (as not very extensive material) will provide the necessary information on what to “not forget” when running a social business. The publication will provide an information base for better governance and indirectly create the potential for higher job creation in the regions concerned.

The output will be developed in close cooperation with project partners, communicated by e-mail, during project meetings and teleconferencing calls. to manage a social enterprise “and Collection of examples of good practice for download: Handbook + Collection

IO2 Curriculum and teaching material for training series and e-learning videos
Development of curricula for the training series ” Social entrepreneurship – local development driven by the use of local resources “together with teaching materials and e -learning videos.

Participating regions are usually underdeveloped and local governments are not aware of their local / internal sources of potential development. The project partners will develop curricula for the training series “Social Entrepreneurship – Local Development Driven by the Use of Local Resources”. The project partners will develop curricula for the training series “Social Entrepreneurship – Local Development Driven by the Use of Local Resources”. The development of this output will be coordinated by a Slovak partner – Technical University in Košice, but will be made up of all partners who will provide information respecting their national and local specifics.

The project partners will also prepare educational and motivational videos on local resources and their impact on the economy of the communities that will be used for education and counseling. The videos will include good examples from all partner countries and show that some things are difficult but possible – a series of interviews (5 from each country) with entrepreneurs who have succeeded in the social economy and will be used in schools as video lessons. Curriculum and e-learning videos to download: Curriculum + e-learning videos

IO3 Game
Mobile application: Game about social entrepreneurshipMobile application: Game about social entrepreneurship – app store

Creating games is an innovative activity aimed at increasing motivation but also simplifying the process of educating young people. Gamification is defined so that game elements can be used in a real environment. By developing a game on social entrepreneurship and its use in schools, young people will be supported in acquiring skills and attitudes to set up and run a social enterprise.

In the field of education, there is a certain similarity between game and school (marks, points, reaching higher levels). Schools (unlike games) face negative phenomena such as passivity, dropping out of school, cheating. Properly used game elements can motivate students. Entrepreneurship is an area in which gamification is widely used. The newly created game for computers, tablets or smartphones will be adapted to the conditions related to the identified problems of social enterprises in Southern and Eastern Europe.

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Project partners:

Lead partner: 

Agentúra na podporu regionálneho rozvoja Košice, n. o.

Contact persons: Ján Dzurdženík; Henrieta Kiraľvargová; Monika Šiserová

Tel. +421 911 260 628; +421 910 930 777; +421 55 68 228 17

 

Partner 1:

Name: Rzeszowska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego Spolka Akcyjna 

Rzeszow Regional Development Agency (RARR)

Tel.: +48178676214

web site: www.rarr.rzeszow.pl

e-mail: info@rarr.rzeszow.pl

Address: UL. SZOPENA 51, 35 959, RZESZOW, Poland

contact person: Tomasz Bober; Joanna Gumienna

E-mail: tbober@rarr.rzeszow.pl; jgumienna@rarr.rzeszow.pl

Tel.: +48 17  86 76 237; +48 17 86 76 209

 

Partner 2:

Name: PIXEL – ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE 

Tel.: 0039-055-489700

web site: www.pixel-online.net 

e-mail: eli@pixel-online.net

Address: VIA LUIGI LANZI 12, 50134, FIRENZE, Italy

contact persons: Antonio Giordano; Jacopo Marinaro

E-mail: antonio@pixel-online.net; jacopo@pixel-online.net

Tel.: +39 055 48 97 00

 

Partner 3:

Name: BORA 94 Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Megyei Fejlesztési Ügynökség Közhasznú Nonprofit korlatolt felelossegu tarsasag 

Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Development Agency (BORA 94)

web site: https://bora94.hu

Address: VAROSHAZ TER 1, 3525, MISKOLC, Hungary

contact persons: Réka Filep; Gergely Bartók

E-mail: filep.reka@mfu.hu; bartok.gergely@mfu.hu

Tel.:     +36 20 273 0946;

 

Partner 4:

Name: Technicka univerzita v Kosiciach

Technical University of Kosice (TUKE)

web site: www.ekf.tuke.sk

Address: Letná 9, 042 00, Košice, Slovakia

contact persons: Nataša Urbančíková; Jozef Bľanda

E-mail: natasa.urbancikova@tuke.sk; jozef.blanda@tuke.sk

Tel.: +421556023294

Events:

The seminar provided specific instructions on how to start social entrepreneurship in the environment of churches and in the environment of civic associations and non-profit organizations. It included information about the law, grant opportunities and examples of good practice.

The Agency for the Support of Regional Development, the Office of the Košice Self-Governing Region and the Regional Center for Social Economy in Košice organized 2 events:

Social enterprise for non-governmental non-profit organisations

Venue – Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Gorkého 2, Košice

Program 9/17/2019

– Speech – KSR

– Presentation of RC SE Košice (Basic frameworks § 112/2018 Coll.)

– How to do business in the environment of non-governmental non-profit organizations. Is social entrepreneurship for me? (Peter Mészáros)

– Presentation of RISVK – networking, possibilities of support and cooperation of VUC.

– Presentation of the Information and Counseling Center (presentation of current grant calls for the support of social entrepreneurship).

– Dorka Bags Project

– Eldora project – presentation of project results

– Ivan Mako (Wasco – družstvo, Valaská práčovňa)

– “Good ideas” versus Responsible planning (Michal Smetanka)

Social enterprise for the Church and Church organisations

Program 9/18/2019

– Address by Archbishop Mons. Bernard Bober

– Presentation of RC SE Košice (Basic frameworks § 112/2018 Coll.)

– How to do business in the environment of non-governmental non-profit organizations. Is social entrepreneurship for me? (Peter Mészáros)

– Greetings p. Chairman of KSR Ing. Rastislav Trnka

– Presentation of RISVK – networking, possibilities of support and cooperation of VUC

– Presentation of the Information and Counseling Center (presentation of current grant calls for the support of social entrepreneurship)

– Peter Gombita (Oasis – Hope for a New Life n.o.)

– JCDr. Marek Ondrej, Example of good practice (administrator of the parish Podhradová, cemetery of St. Rosalie)

– Eldora project – presentation of project results

– “Good ideas” versus Responsible planning (Michal Smetanka)

Educational videos about local resources and their impact on the community economy

The videos can be used for education and counseling. The videos contain good examples from all the partner countries and show that some things are difficult but possible.
A series of interviews (5 from each country) with entrepreneurs who have succeeded in the social economy and will be used in schools as video lessons.

E-learning videos - Slovakia

Name of social enterprise: Barlička Prešov, o. z., S3 coffee

Name of speaker: Lukáš Kvokačka, manager
Location: Prešov, Slovakia
Brief description: A business created by a civic association providing social services for people with health or mental disabilities and for seniors, where clients of services can also find employment. One of the activities of a social enterprise is a café.
Main topic: TROUBLESHOOTING

Name of social enterprise: Hrhovské služby, s.r.o.

Name of speaker: Vladimír Ledecký, social enterprise manager
Location: Spišský Hrhov, Slovakia
Brief description: Social entrepreneurship with a real impact on the municipality and its surroundings, its primary goal was to address the high number of unemployed.
Main topic: SPECIFICATIONS OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT

Name of social enterprise: People and perspective, o. from.

Name of speaker: Imrich Holečko, social enterprise manager
Location: Krompachy, Slovakia
Brief description: The company, which is located in the middle of a large Roma settlement, produces for factories, employs people from the Roma community. The company cooperates with the school and community center, this synchronization brings real outputs – a real improvement in the lives of entire families.
Main topic: WHY IS SOCIAL BUSINESS GOOD FOR THE REGION?

Name of social enterprise: Raslavické služby, s.r.o.

Name of speaker: Marek Rakoš, social enterprise manager
Location: Raslavice, Slovakia
Brief description: A social enterprise operating for four years with a mission to employ hard-to-employ people from the village of Raslavice in construction and agriculture. The company is able to create jobs and financially support its employees, but also the community.
Main topic: PRODUCTION OF A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Name of social enterprise: Rejdovka, s.r.o.

Name of speaker: Slávka Krišťáková, social enterprise manager
Location: Rejdová, Slovakia
Short description: A new social enterprise whose mission is to preserve traditional clothing in the village and provide new opportunities for locals.
Main topic: TEAM BUILDING

E-learning videos (Poland)

E-learning videos (HUNGARY)

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