HOW TO BECOME AN ORGANIC ENTREPRENEUR
Social entrepreneurship as a concept aims at combining economic efficiency and social impact, that matters today in the development of countries that, like North Macedonia, struggle with youth unemployment. The project will aim to build a network of educational institutions and companies, in order to inspire the younger generation to think about setting up their own companies in the field of social entrepreneurship. Since the educational institutions are providing only formal education, their students do not have the opportunity to learn practical skills for entrepreneurship in the field.
Therefore, the project shall provide possibilities to increase the knowledge of young learners about basic management skills, social entrepreneurship skills, setting up a business plan, and learning from positive social business examples in the field of organic textile and wine production in France. Since social entrepreneurs address needs that are covered neither by the public sector nor by the market, our learners have more possibilities to learn practical skills in a country that has developed structures for organic textile and organic wine industries.
Our main activities related to this project are:
- Sharing experience and good practice with other countries.
- Initiating study visits for young Macedonian entrepreneurs to Western European countries in order for them to have a chance to learn more about social entrepreneurship.
- Developing a set of measures to support the development of social enterprises and social innovation in cooperation with all relevant stakeholders (e.g. Employment Service Agency, Agency for Support of Entrepreneurship, tax authority, local training providers, business consultants, incubator projects, financial institutions, etc.).
- Launching an enabling environment for the development of young people’s potential in the field of social entrepreneurship in the country.