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Social Partnerships (koinsep)

Country of implementation
Greece
General short description of the innovation
The aim of the programme is to create new jobs through the development of the institution of social entrepreneurship in Greece (cooperatives and social enterprises). The programme finances the operation of Social Partnerships created under the law 4019/2011 whose goal is to function as mechanisms which providing counseling and technical assistance to vulnerable groups in order to create their own social enterprise / The aim of the programme is to create new jobs through the promotion of social entrepreneurship. The programme finances the creation and operation of local Social enterprises and cooperatives under the law 4019/2011 in order to support the self employment and entrepreneurship of vulnerable groups in employment. /
Target group
Young
Policy Field
  • employment
  • social
Type of Policy
  • social partnership
Duration of the policy
The development of social partnerships with the aim to support the social and employment integration of vulnerable groups start during the?90s with the financial assistance of European Social Fund but they never intergraded in national and regional policies and remained minor priority. The current measures focus on the provision of free expertise to vulnerable groups in order to create their own social enterprise in a quasi- sheltered environment. The purposed social enterprises have to follow market rules with the official exception of profit-sharing.
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: it is a temporal innovation which is expected to become structural as the traditional social benefits to vulnerable groups are rearranged according to strict means-testing eligibility criteria
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: 7,5
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Financial assistance to the operation of social partnerships in order to provide free expertise and counseling to vulnerable groups in order to create their own social enterprise in a quasi- sheltered environment. The purposed social enterprises have to follow market rules with the official exception of profit-sharing.
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
The innovation change the governance and administration of employment services to vulnerable groups
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • liberalisation
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • governance
Intended target group
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
  • employees (organised or individual)
  • employers (organised or individual)
  • municipal government
  • supra/extra national organisations
Intended output
  • governance
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
/ Empowering of a small proportion of vulnerable groups. /
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