BREED, Building community REsiliencE and sustainable Development through social economy, is a two years Single Market Programme project which is composed of a transnational consortium of local public administrations, social economy organisations and stakeholders from Italy (Alcamo), Spain (Alzira), Greece (Katerini), Portugal (Paredes), Belgium (Brussels). The project targets internal urban contexts that are currently facing social, economic and health challenges as consequences of the COVID-19 crisis.
The project aims to develop and increase sustainable and social local development based on the principles of the social economy. BREED will support the creation and the development of local social economy eco-systems and also social economy strategies, actions plans and recommendations.
- To increase the capacity of local communities to foster social change and sustainable development through social economy
- To strengthen the capacity and resilience of local public administration, social organisations and civil society in order to boost innovative community development models based on social economy
- Representatives and managers from social cooperatives, social SMEs, NGOs, not for profit associations, other social economy stakeholders from both public and private sector engaged in social inclusion, education, culture, arts, sports & community development in general
- Policy makers and managers from local public administrations engaged in the field of social economy and community development in general
The final beneficiaries are vulnerable individuals and group in the local communities.
- Mapping of social community challenges, needs and characteristics of the social eco-system in Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain
- Transnational and inter-regional peer-learning to improve business environment and to support sustainable business models
- Development of innovative community social action plans with the cooperation of local public authorities, social economy stakeholders, etc.
- Key recommendations including guidelines on how to develop a generative community social action plan and highlighting community best practices
ENSIE is responsible for leading WP2 Identification, transnational peer learning and capacity-building on community practices based on social economy.
BREED will last 24 months from May 2022 to April 2024.
This is a project co-funded by the European Union through the Single Market Programme.