Cork City Council, Malta Enterprises and Tartu City Council have commenced a new year-long EU-funded project focused on social entrepreneurship in 2021. FOSO-POCO focuses on creating better understanding of the conditions for social entrepreneurship by directly involving relevant actors and stakeholders in efforts to identify and address existing gaps in the supports for social enterprises.
Co-funded by the COSME Programme of the EU
The project has 3 specific objectives:
The partners in this project are Tartu City Council, Cork City Council and Malta Enterprise, who will act as lead partner. Each partner will organise a number of stakeholder meetings where gaps in the support services available to social enterprises are mapped and analysed. A peer review of the situation in each of the 3 participating countries will be undertaken by the stakeholders. A survey of local stakeholders is also being conducted. The findings from these meetings will be presented and shared at 3 workshops organised by the partners from Ireland, Malta and Estonia and where local and national stakeholders can participate.
Tartu is the 2nd biggest city in Estonia with nearly 100 000 inhabitants. The city has a unique innovation and business environment with strong cooperation between universities, public sector and enterprises.
Also, Tartu is the Cultural Capital of Europe 2024!
As part of the project we are carrying out a short online survey of organisations working in the field of social enterprise in Malta, Ireland and Estonia. The survey results will be used in the preparation of the final report that will inform national and EU policies in this area and is of particular interest to policy makers because it is addressing the challenges facing social enterprises in the post COVID-19 period.
The online survey covers the following topics:
If you are an organisation working in the field of social enterprise in Ireland, Malta or Estonia and would like to take part in the survey, please contact your local national representative.
If you would like to find out more about FOSO contact:
Pedro Fernandez Alvarez
Head, EU Projects - Corporate Programmes and Initiatives
Tel. +356 2247 7600 Dir. +356 2247 7617
Strategic and Economic Development, Cork City Council, City Hall, City Hall
Tel: +353 21 238 9856
Tartu City Council, Estonia