Results

The expected results of the project are:

      • A research of business opportunities susceptible to be developed in the frame of social economy by immigrants (available)
      • A new methodology to identify and assess the specific skills for entrepreneurship (available)
      • A new methodology to train in competences and specific skills for entrepreneurship (available)
      • A new methodology to facilitate the implementation of new initiatives in the frame of social economy

The search "Business opportunities in the frame of social economy" provides an overview of the state of the art concerning social economy and immigrants in the involved countries and, especially, in the involved locations:Sentim O1 image

  • Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • Larissa (Greece)
  • Città di Castello (Italy)
  • Burgos (Spain)

The report is the first step of Sentim and offers a general overview at national, regional and local level and reflects the differences among the involved partners concerning the development of social economy, included the employment creation, especially for the immigrant people or/and people at risk of social exclusion. The study tries to point out the situation at local level and offers a short collection of best practices in each of the involved locations.

Finally, the report describes some possibilities to develop new social enterprises at local level and suggest new methods to identify opportunities for the development of projects in the frame of social economy.

Our aim is to know the local reality in order to foster entrepreneurship and develop new social enterprises in the involved cities, taking into consideration the especial situation of the immigrant people.

The study represents a clear frame of a well-defined European area: that of four of the countries most affected by crisis. Thus, the research represents an added value at European level as it provides an overall picture of the social economy, existing good practices, entrepreneurship and immigrants situation in this area, useful for future projects on this field. As the partners have in aim to enlarge the partnership in a next project about new teaching methods for immigrants students, this research could be a good starting point. Available here

 

Related to the development of a new methodology to identify and assess the specific skills for entrepreneurship:

  • A collection of tools to identify interest.
  • A new tested and validate methodology to identify the interest for entrepreneurship adapted to the immigrant people. Including the necessary tools.
  • A research about competences needed for entrepreneurship, in general and, specifically in immigrant people.
  • A list about competences needed for the entrepreneurship of immigrant people.
  • An analysis about competences evaluation, a collection of tools to evaluate and a research about competences evaluation.
  • A tested and validate methodology to evaluate the competences needed for entrepreneurship adapted to immigrant people.
  • The tools have been tested in workshops with immigrants in Italy and Spain.
  • The development of an e-learning module for professionals about detecting interests and evaluate competences.
Competences entrepreneurs  competences potential entrepreneurs  Workshop guidelines   All tols O2
 Interview template with competencies wheel for immigrant entrepreneurs  Interview template with competencies wheel for potential immigrant entrepreneurs  Workshop with guidelines to detect interest and entrepreneurial interest of immigrants All the tools in one document 

 

Related to the development of a new methodology to train in specific skills and competences for entrepreneurship, the handbook "How to train competences needed for social entrepreneurshi" is:

  • A collection of good practices in training in competences and skills.
  • The practical result of a research about methodology in training in competences.
  • The result of an analysis about training in competences for immigrant people.
  • A tested and validate methodology to train in entrepreneurship competences.
  • In the frame of the project, the partners have developed two training courses / workshops on skills and competences for immigrant people, in Italy and Spain, to test and validate the methodology.
  • The handbook is the basis for the development of an e-learning module for professionals: “skills and competences for the entrepreneurship”

Available: here

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Related to the development of a new methodology to facilitate the implementation of new initiatives in the frame of social economy through the design and implementation of new measures to accompany (go with) and support the individual and social entrepreneurship, we expect:

  • A research about the needs of the entrepreneur people, specially those related to emotional needs.
  • A list about these needs.
  • Methods and ways of satisfying these needs.
  • A tested and validated methodology of accompaniment to deliver the support identified as needed (emotional support), complementary to the individual competences of the entrepreneurs.
  • The development of two training courses / workshops focused on “accompanying” immigrants in the process of entrepreneurship, in Italy and Spain, in order to test and validate the methodology.
  • The development of an e-learning module for professionals about how to train on accompanying immigrants in the process of entrepreneurship.

The learning outcomes will be design and developed taking into account the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET. The levels of EQF are going to be used as an objective indicator of the participants’ learning improvement and, as consequence, as a tool to measure the impacts of the project. Through these actions, basic skills, multilingualism and general employability of immigrant people will be improved.

The development of a model of sustainable organization that will take care for next generations of immigrant-entrepreneurs by using design thinking approach.

The design of a course on fostering social enterprises to be developed in the frame of erasmus+

A collection of thoughts and proposals linking training in entrepreneurship with voluntary return. An innovative international methodology of work regarding “European Return Fund” activities and projects.

And finally the social, labor and training sectors workers will consider the social economy as an opportunity to create new jobs for immigrants and other social disadvantage people.