Priority Axis 1 - Innovative and smart region

Overview

Overview

Project Summary

BEGIN will define models for creation and management of social start-ups finalized to the inclusion of disadvantaged people. Marginalized groups – e.g. unemployed, women, young people, immigrants, disabled, ex-convicts, former drug addicts - are counting significant percentage in every partner country.

Innovative feature and main objective of Begin is the creation of tools to encourage the creation and development of social start-ups active in safeguarding of environmental protection for social work inclusion and employment of disadvantaged people, which then contribute to improvement of territories both for use citizens and tourists.

BEGIN will transfer know-how from more innovative and experienced regions to those lagging behind creating an innovative model that can be transferred also to other regions not involved in the project.

 

Main common challenge tackled regards environmental protection, also to promote tourism development. This challenge is faced through joint analyse of territorial frameworks to identify work activities at the base of social start-ups models and business models that are involving specifically marginalized groups.

Non-profit and third sector organizations are an efficient tool for environmental protection, but are not very developed and structured in project countries, except for Italy. Hence, the project will capitalise results of research conducted in Italy by providing specific know-how.

 

Direct project beneficiaries of milestones, outputs and deliverables will be the FACILITATORS OF SOCIAL START-UPS.

Indirect beneficiaries will be potential social start-uppers, people with disadvantage employment, employees of social start-ups, research and innovation centres, training centres and employment agencies, as well as legal and relevant public authorities in every country.

 

They also will lay the foundation for the creation of an INTERNATIONAL FACILITATORS NETWORK.

 

This represent the main project output together with a TRANSNATIONAL STRATEGY FOR SUPPORTING SOCIAL START-UPS which will be built on the 10 local-regional strategies which will be realised in project regions.

Besides main outputs, BEGIN expects additional project milestones being the elaboration of BUSINESS MODELS for the Management and Creation of SOCIAL START-UPS as well as LEARNING PROCESSES for the dissemination of business models.

INFORMATION

Call

ADRION - FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Project Acronym

BEGIN

Project Number

645

Programme Priority

1) Innovative and smart region

Specific objective

Support the development of a regional innovation system for the Adriatic-Ionian area

Start – End Date

2018-01-01 – 2019-06-30

Total budget

EUR 1,150,200.00

EU contribution:
ERDF budget

EUR 754,264.50

IPAII budget

EUR 223,405.50

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Project partnership

Lead partner       Project partner

LEAD PARTNER

RDA of Northern Primorska Ltd. Nova Gorica

Address
Trg Edvarda Kardelja, 3 | 5000 – Nova Gorica
SLOVENIJA
Contact person
Ms. Greti Manfreda, greti.manfreda@rra-sp.si

PROJECT PARTNERS

City of Cacak
Department of Local economy development

Address
ŽupanaStracimira, 2 | 32000 – Čačak
SERBIA
Contact person
Mr. Radojica Gavrilovic, gavrade79@yahoo.com

Consorzio Emmanuel Società Cooperativa Sociale Onlus
Department research and training

Address
Strada Provinciale Lecce-Novoli, 23 | 73100 – Lecce
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Paola Leone, consorzio@emmanuel.it

Consorzio Sol.Co. Network of Sicilian Social Cooperatives

Address
Via Pietro Carrera, 23 | 95123 – Catania
ITALIA
Contact person
Ms. Francesca Pruiti Ciarello, ufficio.sviluppo@solcoct.it

European Institute for Local Development
European Project Management department

Address
Lytra str., 5 | 54640 – Thessaloniki
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Mr. Theoni Drimala, office@eurolocaldevelopment.org

Municipality Gradiska
Development Department

Address
Vidovdanska, 1a | 78400 – Gradiska
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Contact person
Mr. Nikola Soldatic, nikola.soldatic@opstina-gradiska.com

Municipality of Herceg Novi
Dept. of International Cooperation

Address
Marshall Tito Square, 2 | 85 340 – Herceg Novi
ЦРНА ГОРА (CRNA GORA)
Contact person
Mr. Branka Mračević, branka.mracevic@hercegnovi.me

Municipality of Shkodra

Address
Shkodra, Rr. 13 Dhjetori, 1 | 4001 – Shkodra
ALBANIA
Contact person
Mr. Jeta Xhabija, sherbimetsociale@bashkiashkoder.gov.al

Public company of social services to the person of the Romagna Faentina
Local social services

Address
Viale Stradone, 7 | 48018 – Faenza
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Giuseppe Neri, direzione@aspromagnafaentina.it

TOWN OF LABIN

Address
TITOV TRG, 11 | 52 220 – LABIN
HRVATSKA
Contact person
Mr. DAVOR CERLJENKO, Davor.cerljenko@labin.hr