The Municipality of Thermi organized the final open event to present the results of the project “Actions for the Support and Enhancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Local Level” and the acronym “ACT SOCIAL” implemented under the INTERREG V-A GREECE – BULGARIA 2014-2020 Programme by the Municipality of Thermi as the Lead Beneficiary in cooperation with partners from Bulgaria.
The event took place on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in the Cultural Center of New Redestos and was welcomed by the Mayor of Thermi, Mr. Theodoros Papadopoulos, representatives of the beneficiaries and a representative from the Joint Secretariat of the Greece-Bulgaria Programme .
During the event, the attendees had the opportunity to be informed about the goals, actions and results of the ACT SOCIAL project.
In particular, the speakers presented the conclusions of the mapping studies in Greece and Bulgaria, the opportunities for development and the financing opportunities for social entrepreneurship in the two countries. Reference was also made to the content of the training material and the e-learning platform created for free access to provide useful knowledge on the institutional framework, the required establishment procedures and management of social enterprises. Subsequently, the results of the training and consulting activities carried out under the ACT SOCIAL project to support existing and future social entrepreneurs were presented.
Last, great interest was shown for the presentations of the participants in the pilot actions of the project who showed the activities of their social enterprises and the benefits they gained from the project activities, such as counseling, guidance and training seminars.