CSRD, SFDR, Taxonomy and CSDD: What does that all mean?

I wrote my doctoral thesis on the financing of social enterprises. One of the first projects where I applied this knowledge was an ex-ante evaluation titled “Imperfections in the social investment market and options on how to address them”. It was written in 2013 for the European Commission and analyzed the options to mobilize more […]

The European Erasmus Exchange Program for Young Entrepreneurs – A Bridge to Entrepreneurial Success

The European Erasmus Exchange Program for Young Entrepreneurs is an innovative initiative that offers new and aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from experienced businesspeople in other European countries. This program facilitates the exchange of experiences and skills essential for managing a small business. New entrepreneurs can gain practical knowledge and expand their business perspectives, […]

Exciting News: Launch of Beyond Capital MOOC on Social Entrepreneurship

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Beyond Capital Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), an initiative aimed at empowering and supporting early-stage social enterprises across Europe. The Beyond Capital project, financed by the European Union under the Erasmus Plus program, involves seven European organizations as diverse as the countries they represent:  Maltese Italian […]

StayOn | Workshop in Poland

Giulia Parola, project lead at the ECSF, recently had the opportunity to engage in StayOn knowledge-transfer workshop, hosted by the Polish Farm Advisory and Training Center in Warsaw and Łomża, Poland. The event took place over two insightful days, starting on September 25th. On the first day, the focus was on coaching, and the discussions […]

Beyond Capital Final Transnational Project Meeting in Germany

The ECSF hosted the final transnational project meeting of the Beyond Capital project in Munich, Germany, which had received support and funding from the European Union through the Erasmus Plus program. This workshop brought together project partners from various parts of Europe at the premises of the Munich Business School on the 5th and 6th […]

Social Entrepreneurs Unplugged – Closing Event of the Erasmus+ Beyond Capital Project

On the evening of October 5th, the ECSF hosted the closing event of their Erasmus+ Beyond Capital Project at Munich Business School. This was the occasion to learn from four inspiring speakers about the challenges and rewards of social entrepreneurship, from growing a business while keeping the azimuth of your social mission to coordinating the […]

Event: How to build and grow a social enterprise

Join this event of the Erasmus+ project „BEYOND CAPITAL: The next generation of social enterprises“, funded by the European Union and meet four social entrepreneurs. Get to know about their firsthand experience of building, growing, and maintaining a social enterprise while skillfully navigating financing opportunities! We will have four exciting speakers sharing their experiences and […]

Training für Social Entrepreneurs

Das European Center for Social Finance lädt alle Interessierten herzlich ein, an unserem kostenlosen Training für Sozialunternehmer teilzunehmen. Wir bieten vier verschiedene Module an, die aufeinander aufbauen und Ihnen dabei helfen, Ihr soziales Unternehmen erfolgreich und ethisch zu führen. Die Termine für das Training sind: 23. Mai 25. Mai 30. Mai 1. Juni Die Module […]

Empowering NEETs in Rural Areas: A Recap of StayOn Event in the Azores, Portugal

Giulia Parola, project lead at the ECSF, recently participated in an exciting three-day event, which took place on the Atlantic São Miguel island in the Azores. The event, organized and hosted by the CRESAÇOR Regional Cooperative for Solidarity Economy, brought together experts, StayOn project partners, local politicians, and members of CRESAÇOR cooperative to discuss community-based […]

StayOn Second Knowledge Transfer Workshop – Ireland

As we enter year two of the StayOn project, Meath Partnership hosted the second knowledge transfer workshop in Ireland on October 6th and 7th, 2022. The workshop was designed to bring together our project partners from Greece, Slovenia, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Portugal and Germany to reconnect with each other and with the envisioned dream for the […]