The maturity of the idea came in the context of the long-standing cooperation of the Region of Central Macedonia with other partners on the Greek side, specifically the University of Macedonia and the Democritus University of Thrace. In particular, with this proposal, the existing co-operation between the Greek partners who are involved in the regional strategy for social economy was expanded and enriched with the Bulgarian partners linked to long-term bilateral or multilateral co-operation on issues of common interest, including economic interest. The main objective of the project is to establish a mechanism for measurable empowerment of the social economy or support for social enterprises in the areas of program implementation and the main support indicators are:
a) increasing the number of users of services and products and the turnover of existing social services;
b) the creation of new social enterprises.