BREED Project empowers European communities through Social Economy Action Plans

BREED Project empowers European communities through Social Economy Action Plans


The BREED project is making strides in empowering communities across Europe through the development and implementation of Social Economy Action Plans (SEAP). Through collaborative efforts in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece, local stakeholders are tackling contemporary challenges such as the pandemic and environmental changes, fostering resilience, inclusivity, and sustainability.

The BREED project's second phase focuses on developing and implementing Social Economy Action Plans (SEAP) in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece. These plans aim to enhance resilience, inclusivity, and sustainability in the face of contemporary challenges such as the pandemic and environmental changes. Through consultations and workshops involving citizens, authorities, and stakeholders, strategic objectives, stakeholders involved, and concrete measures are outlined to address community challenges.

In Katerini, Greece, three meetings were held to develop the action plan, focusing on employment, social inclusion, integration, networking, and environmental awareness. In Alzira, Spain, three local events were organized to promote SEAPs, emphasizing practical workshops, regional forums, and meetings of sustainable development technicians.

In Paredes, Portugal, the focus was on addressing mental health issues by promoting community engagement and intergenerational activities through traditional games. The TIDS 4 ALL initiative in Portugal aims to preserve cultural heritage by promoting traditional activities and fostering community connections.

In Alcamo, Italy, the Local Action Plan for Social Economy was developed through an inclusive and participatory approach involving stakeholders from various sectors. The plan addresses key priorities such as creating partnerships for funding, supporting cultural and educational activities, and addressing digital, ecological, and demographic challenges. It emphasizes the role of the local entity as a facilitator, shared administration of common goods, youth policies, labor market access, socially responsible procurement, and citizen involvement.

Overall, the BREED project aims to empower local communities through entrepreneurship and sustainable development using social economy as a tool for community welfare. By fostering cooperation between public authorities, social economy stakeholders, and local communities, it promotes a common vision for sustainable development across Europe.

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