Work Package

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Methodological Approach

The project is divided in 5 coherent and logically structured work packages (WP). WP1 "Management & Coordination” refers to the financial, technical & operational management, as well as reporting to JS, quality monitoring, evaluation and capitalisation of project results. All beneficiaries will participate in WP1.
WP2 includes the Information & Publicity activities, such as the elaboration of a Communications & Dissemination of Results Plan (GNOSI), the creation of the project identity (GNOSI), the development & maintenance of the project website (ANRO), the production & dissemination of a 3-lingual informative printed & electronic material, including leaflets, USB sticks, folders, radio spot ect (All the partners).

Finally, two major Events (Open and Final) will be organized in Greece (ANRO) and Bulgaria (Haskovo). In WP3 “Need Analysis and Exchange of Experience”, a situation analysis of Social Economy and Entrepreneurship sector in the cross-border region will be elaborated (PAMAK,HCCI), as well as two regional reports on the impact and opportunities (PAMAK, University of Plovdiv) and a feasibility study on existing financial tools and legislation framework in two countries. In its early stage, the project will be based on basic level of cooperation and need analysis, for instance traditional networking including activities such as study visits, local workshops, conducting studies. Networking activities and policy making input will take place in WP3 through the organisation of local roundtables among relevant stakeholders which will take place in each partners location (Rodopi, Haskovo, Drama, Xanthi, Thessaloniki) which will produce input for the joint final workshops.

ANRO, Municipality of Haskovo, Drama Chamber, EBEX and GNOSI will be responsible for the organisation of the workshops. Finally, preparatory networking among target groups will be done through the organisation of Study Visits in Greece and Bulgaria with the participation of all the partners. In WP4"Development of Tools for detecting and follow-up the beneficiaries in the Social Economy Sector", PAMAK in cooperation with University of Plovdiv will jointly design and develop the common Professional Profile for SE Manager by setting the common skills and qualifications framework. Based on that training material will be developed both in print and e-format (PAMAK). Training activities will take place in each partners place. At least 100 people will be trained. At least 25 business plans will be developed based on trainees ideas and a joint networking workshop after training will take place in Haskovo with the participation of all partners and groups of trainees.

Finally the multifunctional webplatform will be developed as the E-Help Desk, common tool for all the beneficiaries in the cross border area which having different modules from promotion of the profiles of SEs, e-partenariat module, fora for exchange of experience and know-how, e-info desk etc will be a core strategic tool offered by the project (P8). In WP5 "Stakeholders on the Social Move", 2 joint workshops will be organised in Drama and Haskovo with the participation of key stakeholders of the sector (Drama Chamber, HCCI) from both countries. Reports from these workshops will be the input for the production of Policy Paper - Communication with Policy Making Recommedations(ANRO, all the partners). Finally P2 will be responsible for the preparation of EGTC cooperation framework which will be represented in the Final Event. The involvement of local stakeholders and the transferability of the project are paramount aspects considered by the partnership. The key innovative element of the project is that it puts a policy focus on the social economy sector in an interregional, cross border perspective. For this reason, the partnership has identified the need for joint action and exchange of experiences among them with different strengths and needs so they could all actively learn from each other.

Summing up we could say that the project’s activities as well as its different components (management and coordination, communication and dissemination, exchange of experiences dedicated to the identification and need analysis of SE sector, development of concrete tools and policy focus on the sector) are built as a logical sequence where the elements follow each other rather that overlap; that’s to say, two predefined Components (Management and Communication) are continued by core components such as exchange of experiences and need analysis that logically ends with the development of concrete tools and training activities and finally the form of Policy Recommedations and future cooperation among relative stakeholders (EGTC).

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