The project's wider objective is to reinforce the practice of Social Economy in Greece, overwhelming the identified weakness in the revised Programme of EQUAL Initiative, as it is stated in the phrasing "the activities of the social economy are least related to the entrepreneurial and private initiative".
The project activities include:
Preparation of proposals for legal interventions - development of the adequate legal framework for social economy in Greece (especially in local government policies)
Studying the international best practices and analysis of the way the social economy companies are accessed and their interaction with the already existing infrastructures of employment support (observatories, incubators, etc) and with the existing or under development financing tools.
Development and dissemination of methods that enhance development of social economy structures that are operating under the framework of Regional Operational Programmes in social companies, which will assure their economic independence and self-existence
Development and utilisation of the relevant financial tools
Development of educational tools and training processes with three beneficiaries: the employees of the Active Observatory, the project's pilot companies, authorities of the broader public sector, the local self governments and people, who will express their interest in developing activities of social economy.
Networking with other efforts of social economy in national and European level.
Design and operation of a social economy active support structure in the country (Observatory) that will record the activities, as well as, will take specific support measures.
Operation of an active observatory for social economy and entrepreneurship in Greece