Topic of the practice
To create or conserve employment, practically facilitate or enable social enterpreneurship and improve social cohesion/inclusion.
Good Practice Information
The overall objective of the project “GREEN BRIDGE” is to engage local stakeholders of 3 large municipalities of the region of Attica (Peristeri, Dionysos and Kifissia), in order to ensure the creation of new jobs for unemployed people from vulnerable groups in the fields of agriculture and floriculture. Support to applicantas comes in the form of supplementary services, training, allocation
of municipal land for agri-production, consultancy in the creation and start-up of social cooperatives, and promotion through networking. This project is part of the Greek attempt for regeneration of the national Third Sector/Social Economy, which consists of a new legal/regulatory framework funded by regional and Eu funds (EFS).
Evidence of success
The project is still a work in progress, but to date the achievements have been: promotion and publicity activities have been carried-out; supplementary services (eg consultancy in personal development, career planning) are ongoing; training seminars are being given; network design has been finalised and the networking process has commenced.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
DIMITRA Institute of Training and Development S.A.