Project: Eco-Social Economy Network (Southern and Eastern Europe) presented
The project for the promotion of Eco-Social Economy Network in South and East Europe (ESENSEE) was presented on 23 March at the EU Information Centre. The general objective of the project is to promote (by means of principles and values of the “eco-social economy” and socio-developmental capacities of the civil sector) the culture of socio-economic partnership, citizens’ participation, social synergy and integrated, sustainable socio-economic progress of countries and communities in the region. This project is supported by the European Union through the Social Economy Partnership Grant scheme, DG Enlargement and a total of €453,000 has been allocated for its implementation. The consortium of partners engaged in the project implementation includes Zdravi grad from Split, Slap from Osijek, Autonomni centar (ACT) from Čakovec, ESCOOP– European Social Cooperatives from Italy, Grupa 484 from the Republic of Serbia, ORT from the Republic of Macedonia and Little People of Kosovo from the Kosovo Republic. UNDP - Project COAST, as an affiliated institution to the consortium, will also be engaged in the implementation of the project.
The project’s specific objective is to enable socio-economic networking and the development of capacities in both civil society organisations and among representatives of eco-social economic organisations through the creation of national and regional eco-social platforms and frameworks which will contribute, in an cost-effective manner, to the sustainable and dynamic socio economic development and social transformation of countries of the region, in cooperation with the EU partner organisations and national public administrations.