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Socent Ecosystem in Greece

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This presentation is a quick overview on the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Greece. It was hold during "The Impact Series" http://theimpactseries.com.

This series digs deep into the field of social entrepreneurship, while pointing out the social role of science. We will feature a diverse collection of speakers who will share their knowledge, expertise and experience in that field and bring attention to how to turn science in the service of solving the world’s most pressing societal challenges.

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Socent Ecosystem in Greece

  1. 1. SOCENT ECOSYSTEM IN GREECE
  2. 2. 25,1% 27,7% 20KUNEMPLOYMENT BELOWPOVERTYLINE HOMELESS
  3. 3. There is a common belief that social entrepreneurship is a very new field in Greece.
  4. 4. Fact is that the social sector has a long tradition in Greece, which seems to unleash with new initiatives during the last years.
  5. 5. ECOSYSTEM AwarenessMaps & Lists
  6. 6. LEGAL FRAMEWORK • Law on Social Economy 4019/2011 establishes the form of Social Cooperative Enterprise • Summer 2013: Informal Network of Social Cooperative Enterprises (around 240 Soc. Coops.) • Other legal forms of Social Economy in Greece: Grassroots, Informal Structures, Cooperatives, Non-Profits, Associations etc.
  7. 7. FINANCE Unfortunately there are not enough targeted financial/ investment tools for social enterprises yet. Except grant-making institutions and mostly restricted to the non-for-profit legal entities. • EU/ Governmental Funds • Foundations • No targeted tools by financial institutions • No micro-funding
  8. 8. PROPOSAL “FINANCE” • Consortium of philanthropic foundations • Change of taxation status • Social impact assessment practice • Private micro-finance platform
  9. 9. • Demand to transform awareness into tangible sustainable solutions • Building on existing infrastructures • Improving collaboration platform between organizations POTENTIAL & IMPACT
  10. 10. EXAMPLES IN GREECE
  11. 11. • Apply design process to solve social problems • Combine Design & Social Entrepreneurship • Transform social services
  12. 12. • Ecosystem capacity building through design process e.g. Think Social. Act Business. • Corporate services for social impact to achieve sustainability • Meaningful products and services e.g. our complimentary health care access system for low- and no-income groups
  13. 13. Thank you Konstantina Zoehrer Social Impact Designer konstantina@thirdeye.gr

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