Donor: EU
Budget: EUR 1,347,500

Project Description:

The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is to support long-term and sustainable employment and business opportunities for vulnerable and marginalised groups.

Results to be achieved by this contract are as follows:

  1. Further improvement of the policy and legal framework regarding social entrepreneurship, through development of bylaws, standards, rulebooks and procedures for regulating the establishment and operation of the social enterprises;
  2. Established system for monitoring and evaluation of policy measures and designing new financial instruments for social enterprises;
  3. Establishment of a Centre for support of social enterprises, and ensuring sustainable functioning of the team for support of social enterprises;
  4. Establishment of competent local contact points for providing operational support to social entrepreneurs, with a defined business model for the services they will offer;
  5. Developed quality support services and training programs tailored to the needs of the social enterprises, as well as increased organizational, managerial and technical capacities, in order for them to become more professional and sustainable;
  6. Improved knowledge of the provisions and application of the Laws on Social Protection and Public Procurement, in order to more actively involve social enterprises in the field of service provision;

Activities of the project will be implemented through 4 Components, namely:

  1. Component 1 – Creation of favourable and coherent legal, regulatory, financial support and monitoring framework for social enterprises
  2. Component 2 – Establishment, organisation, management and operation of support structure for social enterprises with local support contact points
  3. Component 3 – Capacity building
  4. Component 4 – Awareness raising, communication and visibility

For more information about this project, please contact EPTISA’s Regional Office for Southeast Europe at: