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Social Enterprise as Force for more Inclusive and Innovative Societies (seforïs)

Objective

The “seforïs” research project seeks to understand the potential of social enterprise in the EU and beyond to improve social inclusiveness of society through greater stakeholder engagement, promotion of civic capitalism and changes to social service provision through a) investigation of key processes within social enterprises for delivering inclusion and innovation, including organisation and governance, financing, innovation and behavioural change and b) investigation of formal and informal institutional context, including political, cultural and economic environments and institutions directly and indirectly support social enterprises. The methodology will be to start from policy and social enterprise practitioner issues to develop a theoretical framework for inclusion and innovation processes in context, followed by novel experimentation with social enterprises and in depth case study analysis to expand and enrich. Longitudinal survey data will be used to test and validate conclusions. Representative policy makers and social enterprises will be engaged throughout the process to ensure relevancy and transmission of results and findings.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/corruption

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2013-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 381 517,41
Administrative Contact
Wannes Heirbaut (Mr.)

Participants (12)

HERTIE SCHOOL GEMMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 336 989,20
Address
Friedrichstrasse 180
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dagmar Hoffmann (Mrs.)
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 371 874,70
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jabar Sadiq (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN OSTEKONOMISKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 268 856,65
Address
Sveavagen 65
113 83 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Torbjörn Becker (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 127 786,99
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Núria Claver (Ms.)
VZW INNOVATION & ACTION LAB
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 347 587,98
Address
Hertogstaat 41
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sebastiaan De Vries (Mr.)
NON-COMMERCIAL FOUNDATION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL STABILITY CO-OPERATION_ ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Russia
EU contribution
€ 95 505,60
Address
Nakhimovsky Prospect, 47, Office 720
117418 Moscow
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Oleg Adamovsky (Mr.)
SHANGHAI NPI SOCIAL INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION
China
EU contribution
€ 59 499,50
Address
West Puyu Road Building 10 Huangpu District 105
200123 Shanghai
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Leigh-Anne Russell (Ms.)
NESST EUROPE NONPROFIT KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 131 996,25
Address
Bajcsy Zsilinszky Utca 58 1 Em 6
1054 Budapest
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Loic Comolli (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 95 248,05
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fernando Batista (Dr.)
THE FOUNDATION FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 20 100
Address
Whitecross Street 123
EC1Y 8JJ London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Madeleine Gabriel (Ms.)
I-PROPELLER NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 125 731,31
Address
Rue Joseph Ii 20
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johan Moyersoen (Mr.)
LUISS LIBERA UNIVERSITA INTERNAZIONALE DEGLI STUDI SOCIALI GUIDO CARLI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 121 214,76
Address
Viale Pola 12
00198 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simona Marrone (Ms.)