The result of this project is going to act as an instrument to solve problems of the project area, regardless of nationality: low economic indicators and employment rate, unused potential, inadequate resource utilization, lack of micro-level contact between bordering countries, lack of help to self-organized economic actors.
Direct target: to create a complex development package, which–from surveying to carryout-helps self-organized soc. enterprises of the cross-border area, based on local needs.
Indirect target: to move forward regional cooperation and economic indicators through helping the development of the targeted economic groups. To create a methodology which–after the inclusion of local needs–can be adapted all across the EU.
The main outcome: a self-preservative public support network, which will to influence the economic development of the project area on the long run. Its first target group is social enterprises who receive development help through cooperation and actors who were unable to establish a soc. enterprise without professional help. Also, organizations who contribute indirectly to the establishment and help them as partners throughout their operation (rural and spatial development agencies, foundations, local governments)
Method: Cross-border planning, assessment of needs, examination and documentation of these. Training mentors on both sides of the border, providing them with a toolkit created based on the assessment. Meanwhile: continuous harmonization of needs on both sides of the border, jobshadowing activities, workshops, creation of webpage.
Innovation: we assess needs viewing the crossborder region as a whole, the whole methodology was planned utilizing a cross-border cooperation. Innovatively we place emphasis on the knowledge and solution of practical problems which are specific in the cooperating regions. Social enterprises are innovations themselves, as the bases of ecosocial market economy.