The first expected outcome of the project is to improve the quality of the design and thus to improve the effectiveness of social economy policies and measures. The project's services and products are expected to restore the necessary knowledge of the characteristics of social enterprises in the region. The need to acquire this knowledge is stated in the Project and is a prerequisite for rational policy development. In this prespective, achieving this expected result will be an innovation in the sense that it will significantly improve the current level of quality in the design of social entrepreneurship policies by public authorities. The second expected outcome of the project is the overall empowerment of social entrepreneurship and social enterprises, which will result from the services provided by the Social Entrepreneurship Support Structure created through the project as well as through the implementation of pilot applications.
These actions will enhance the quality characteristics of executives and members of social enterprises, improve their organizational characteristics and ultimately increase employment in social enterprises. Therefore, this result will help to achieve the target value of the results of the European Cross-Border Cooperation Program “INTERREG V-A GREECE - BULGARIA 2014-2020” R0210. Also, the structure of the pilot applications (training of trainers / consultants / multipliers, training of social business executives while providing personalized consulting) is an innovation that is expected to expand the scope of the project results and the degree of networking. The expected outcome of the project is also to link the social economy to the education system. Specifically, the development of educational programs is expected to contribute to better linking the economy to education, improving the quality of social enterprise human resources, developing and disseminating innovative products from social enterprises.
The overall objective of the project is a measurable strengthening of the social economy and in particular of social enterprises in the areas of project implementation, which will be expressed by:
a) increasing the number of users of services and products and the turnover of existing social services;
b) the creation of new social enterprises.