Fortunately, since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been a multitude of top-down and bottom-up initiatives that have provided real help and support, especially for vulnerable groups who have found it difficult to take care of themselves.
During the worst months, but also to this day, it is especially important not to overlook the role of social entrepreneurship, which is not limited to doing business just for profit, but solves real social problems.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, grassroots initiatives driven by pro-social motives deserve special attention. In times of crisis, such activities arise spontaneously in response to perceived problems. Localism and grassroots initiatives have great importance and an important role to play as social ties and quality public services become a priority. In addition, social enterprises have been able to take advantage of government and EU support to maintain jobs. But what are these social enterprises?
Social entrepreneurs are organizations that solve social problems through business techniques that promote values such as empathy, social solidarity, entrepreneurship, zero waste, decent work, and respect for other people.
Therefore, this project was created to equip young people with the necessary methodology to develop and foster an entrepreneurial mentality and skills with a special focus on social aspects.