SocEntrep4NGOs – Research results are now available!
Social entrepreneurship plays an important role in addressing social, economic, and environmental challenges while fostering inclusive growth, shared prosperity, and social inclusion. The European Commission reports that, for the European Social Enterprises and their ecosystems, the key challenge seems to be to strengthen new entrepreneurial thinking, building on balanced competencies across a range of functions, from business skills to a broader awareness of the organisation’s social purpose and inclusive governance.
In this context, SocEntrep4NGOs (Social Entrepreneurship eLearning Programme for NGOs) seeks to address the identified lack of research specifically to determine the challenges and the training needs by current and new social entrepreneurs and the lack of formal qualifications which are targeted specifically at social entrepreneurs.
As the first step, the consortium conducted:
- A quantitative survey (questionnaire) to identify the most important skills for the personnel who are employed in NGOs and social enterprises;
- A qualitative survey (interviews) to identify the most important skills for the managerial staff employed in NGOs and social enterprises
You can find the results of both surveys here!