Green Bridge

Project information

Index: 1088R4
Acronym:MESSE
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location ELLADA ATTIKI Athens Attiki Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2012
End: 2014

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

Drandaki Anika

DIMITRA Institute of Training and Development S.A.

drandaki@dimitra.gr

www.prasinigefira.gr

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