European social enterprises

Social entrepreneurship is more than a concept for European societies: it is a long-standing tradition that generated many important experiences locally and internationally. Here is a list of active social enterprises in SEE partner countries.

Switzerland

Fondazione San Gottardo Switzerland (Ticino) Integration of people with disabilities www.fsangottardo.ch
Swiss Leg Globally Leg prothesis for poor people www.swissleg.com
SOTELL Switzerland (Lugano) Youth unemployment & requalification through event logistic management www.sotell.ch
Fondazione Diamante Switzerland (Ticino) Integration of people with disabilities www.f-diamante.ch
Seed Switzerland, Italy, Developing countries Non profit organizational development www.seedlearn.org/
Social Business Earth Switzerland (Ticino) Social business promotion and incubator www.socialbusinessearth.org
Sehende Hände Switzerland (Winterthur) Blind people integration through massage services www.sehendehaende.ch
Blinde Kuh Switzerland (Zurich, Basel) Blind people integration through a “dark restaurant” www.blindekuh.ch/
Gump- & Drahtesel Switzerland (Bern region), Africa Integration of people with disabilities through recycling www.gumpesel.com
NoPro Switzerland (Zurich region) Integration of people with disabilities through protected lab www.nopro.ch
Job Factory Switzerland (Basel region) Youth unemployment www.jobfactory.ch
PRO Switzerland (Geneva region) Professional integration of people with disabilities /invalidity www.pro-geneve.ch

Spain

Altekio Madrid Entrepreneurship, Social Consulting www.altekio.es
Traficantes de sueños Madrid Editorial, bookstore www.traficantes.net
Transformando Madrid Entrepreneurship, Social Consulting www.transformando.org
Dinamia Madrid Social services for women, Social Consulting www.dinamia.org
Yerel Madrid Social services for women and excluded people http://yerel.es/
Núria Castelló Catalonia (Spain) Glokal Kneed: insertion enterprise for women www.granjaescolalauro.org
Copade Madrid Fair trade www.copade.es
Goteo Madrid Bycicles www.copade.es
Creant Catalonia (Spain) Entrepreneurship, Social Consulting www.creant.org/es
Laura Fernández Asturias (Spain) Alzheimer www.bienestaractivo.com
Puentes global Madrid Immigration www.puentesglobal.org

Belgium

De Hefboom Belgium support to a  durable society www.hefboom.be
Triodos Europe financial suppport to elderly care, social profit, disabled people, culture, welfare www.triodos.be
Comosie Belgium support environment, social economie www.komosie.be
De kringwinkel Flanders environment; social employment www.dekringwinkel.be
Emmaus Antwerp (province) health, disabled people www.emmaus.be
Rentervrij Belgium investment in a durable society www.rentevrij.be
Spullenhulp Belgium poverty www.petitsriens.be
t Atelier Antwerp (province) employment; durable society www.atelier-mechelen.be
ANA Antwerp (province) employment www.anavzw.net
De zomer van Antwerpen Antwerp (free) culture in the city of Antwerp www.zomervanantwerpen.be
Sfinks festival Boechout (Lier) world culture www.sfinks.be
(Oxfam) wereldwinkels Belgium fairtrade www.oxfamwereldwinkels.be
Bond Beter Leefmilieu Belgium healthy environment, social cohesion www.bondbeterleefmilieu.be
t Twijgje Belgium housing and guidance for mentally ill people www.beschutwonenkempen.be
Birstro P Antwerp social restaurant, poverty www.buurtcentrum-posthof.be/bistro-p.html
VLAMEX Network vzw Flanders support environment and environmental stakeholders www.vlamexnetwork.be
Villa Pace Flanders support environmental and social organisations www.vredefeesten.be
Mivas Flanders integration of persons with a fysical handicap in the labour market www.mivas.be

The UK

Social Enterprise Academy Scotland Learning for social entrepreneurs www.theacademy-ssea.org
WISE Group Glasgow and N England Skills and employment www.thewisegroup.co.uk
Atlantic Leisure Oban/ Highlands Swimming pool and gym www.atlantisleisure.co.uk
BRAG Enterprises West Fife Workspace and learning on SE www.brag.co.uk
SES Sunderland Sunderland, NE England Self employment. workspace www.ses.coop
The Women’s Organisation Liverpool, NW England Womens enterprise www.train2000.org.uk
MCSENCE Mayfield, Edinburgh Employment www.mcsence.co.uk
Community Campus 87 Middlesborough Homelessness and employment www.communitycampus87.com
Neuromuscular Centre Midlands, England Muscular dystrophy www.nmcentre.com
All Saints Action Network Wolverhampton Community enterprise www.asan.co.uk
Aberdeen Foyer Aberdeen Youth employment www.aberdeenfoyer.com
Forth Sector Edinburgh Mental illness and employment www.forthsector.org.uk
Factory Skatepark Dundee Youth leisure www.factoryskatepark.com
Engine Shed Edinburgh Disabilities www.theengineshed.org
Recycle Fife Fife Recycling www.recyclefiife.org.uk
Giraffe Training Perth Employment for disabilities, mental illness, disadvantaged www.giraffe-trading.co.uk
Isle of Eigg Herritage Trust Isle of Eigg Community development trust www.isleofeigg.net
Inverclyde Development Trust Inverclyde Employment www.icdt.org.uk
Govanhill Community Development Trust Govanhill, Glasgow UK Support for social enterprises www.govanhillha.org

Italy

Associazione Banco Farmaceutico Research Italy Access to healtcare and drugs www.bancofarmaceutico.org
Coop. Arco Italy Natural goods and games www.cittadelsolemilano.it
Efrem Onlus Italy Renewables, powerty and pollution www.efrem-edr.org
Fondazione Spe Salvi Italy International cooperation and education www.spesalvifoundation.org
Innovation in Sciences & Technologies – Is TECH Italy Clean Technology – Environment www.istech-corporate.com
Jobdiabilis.r.l. Italy Job placement and disabilities www.jobdisabili.it
Kingfisher Polymers Italy Plastic polymers and waste management www.kingfisherpolymers.com
Near Retail S.r.l. Italy Trading www.neargroup.it
Orange Fiber Italy Apparel, reuse of natural resources www.orangefiber.it
Passo dopo Passo… Insieme onlus Italy Education www.passodopopassoinsiemeonlus.org
Pedius Italy Hearing impair comunication, IT www.pedius.org
cogess Italy Elderly people, disabilities, families with special challenges www.cogess.it
cucinaMancina s.r.l. Italy Eating disorders www.cucinamancina.com

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Izbor Macedonia and the wider region employment of marginalised groups www.izbor.org.mk
Red Cross – City of Skopje City of Skopje social groups, help in case of natural disasters, vulneralble groups, blood donation www.skopje-redcross.org.mk
Polio Plus Mainly Skopje, the Balkan region work with kinds with special needs www.humanost.org.mk
Foundation Open Society Macedonia Macedonia human rights, education and employment in marginalised communities www.soros.org.mk
Healthy Options Project Skopje Macedonia (mainly Skopje) work on issues for the comunities of drug users and sex workers – creating policies, program for support, rights www.hops.org.mk
YES Foundation Skopje (&Macedonia) self-emplyment, support of young in education, support for business start-up, unemployment www.yes.org.mk
Horizonti Skopje, Gostivar, Bitola, Prilep, Strumica, Kocani, Veles self-employment, decreasing poverty, increasing the life standar www.horizonti.org.mk
Habitat for humanity Macedonia increasing the conditions for housing for low income families and marginalised groups www.habitat.org.mk
Macedonian enterprise development foundation Macedonia increasing social cohesion and decreasing unemployment www.mrfp.org.mk
Local community development foundation Veles and nationaly increasing the influence of the civil society in creating and implementing public policies; youth involvement, informal education, philantropy, decentralization www.frlz.org.mk
Institut za razvoj na zaednicata (IRZ) Macedonia, mainly Tetovo tackling youth unemployment www.irz.org.mk
Centre for Helping Persons with Mental Handicap Macedonia providing social care services to people with mental handicap www.porakanegotino.org.mk
Humanost MK Skopje Alternative social care www.humanost.org.mk
Savings house Moznosti Macedonia supporting entrepreneurship through afordable loans to SMEs; supporting social projects and youth projects – sports, culture, education www.moznosti.com.mk/home.nspx