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Social entrepreneurship, myth or reality

Presentation on the Social Economy presented at the Capital Vision event of the Hellenic-German Chamber and the DEEKO. @Hilotn Athens 2012

Social entrepreneurship, myth or reality

  1.   Social entrepreneurship. Myth or Reality? Ypsilantis Tzouros, Business Consultant

  2. Greece, land of contrasts  Recession - Unemployment  Strategic Geographical Location  Unstable economic environment  Adequate Infrastructure  Extreme social attitudes  Natural wealth  Young people flee abroad λό High level of education

  3. Conflict or cooperation? Social economy. The common ground The social economy consists of collaborative efforts based on the following points: ποίηση activism for the benefit of members or the collective benefit  managerial autonomy (they do not have central state control)  democratic decision-making processes  priority development needs of people and employment

  4. Social Cooperative Banks New model of economic - social organization: solidarity and cooperative / social economy. Credit Unions 23% of the banking sector worldwide They have 870 million customers and are the 2nd largest network of financial enterprises in the world. Cooperative banks have proportionally higher growth in Asia and Africa, while there are countries where there are more than commercial banks (eg Austria, Germany, Spain, South Korea, Hungary).  In fact, 45% of Credit Unions are located in rural areas.

  5. Social Cooperative Banks In the EU there are more than 4000 cooperative banks, mainly locally - of which 1121 in Germany. 65000 outlets serving 176,000,000 customers, mainly consumers, small and medium enterprises and local communities / local governments, representing 50,000 .000 members and 782,000 employees. These banks hold about 20% of the banking market and play an important role in the economy and in the financing sector, while being less prone to risk. The French social network for financing the solidarity economy "La NEF "started as an effort to strengthen initiatives in matters of organic agriculture, today it is a cooperative bank to strengthen it. It has 32,000 shareholders distributed in all regions of France and has an initial capital of 28 million Euros, representing 7% of its turnover. The scope of its work is determined by the triptych: Ecology - Society - Culture.

  6. Social Service Providers Enterprises of 5 people, at least with the aim of providing services for the better service of the citizens and the employment of the associates - members of the enterprise. Examples:  Medical services  Technical works (gardening, small-scale building works)  Shipbuilding and repair works  Cultural activities

  7. Social Knowledge Intensification Enterprises

  8. Social Knowledge Intensification Enterprises  Greece, a country full of degrees.  Unemployment among young people over 50% . Reduction of the salaries of new entrants to a level unsustainable for them. I ICT Application Design

  9. Social Enterprise Resources Possibility to join entrepreneurship support programs, OAED programs for job support and active employment policies 'and b' degree. They can be included at the beginning of their operation in co-financed European programs implemented by the G.G. Management of Community and Other Resources, OAED and other co-competent bodies.

  10. Social Enterprise Financing Tools Κο Social Economy Fund  National Entrepreneurship and Development Fund (ETEAN) τικό Investment Law 3908/2011.

  11. Ongoing Funding  Secretariat for Gender Equality - Upgrading the professional position of employees, self-employed women - Enhancing and promoting artistic creation that promotes Gender Equality - Action Plans to enhance recruitment of work promoting Gender Equality  Gender Equality  Large-scale urban regeneration in the Municipality of Heraklion, Crete  Transnational Cooperation: - Interreg: 'Greece - Albania' - Interreg: 'Greece - Bulgaria'

  12. Thank you very much! Ypsilantis Tzouros Business Consultant


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