"Community-shared responsibility... promote disadvantaged people's inclusion path's"-CO.RE


A1 - Title in original language
"Responsabilidad compartida para promover itinerarios de inclusión para personas desfavorecidas" - CO.RE

A2 - Title in English
"Community-shared responsibility to promote disadvantaged people's inclusion path's"-CO.RE

A3 - Location of GP (national)

A4 - Location of GP (regional)
Andalusia-Seville Region where GP is located

A5 - Economic field of activity
Q Human health and social work activities

A6 - Ultimate purpose of GP
To practically facilitate or enable social enterpreneurship Please choose up to three
To improve social cohesion/inclusion
To improve policy environment for social enterprise

A7 - Spatial scale

A8a - Start date
01.02.2012 Enter month and year

A8b - Anticipated end date (if applicable)
31/07/2013; collaboration is expected to be replicated beyond that date Enter month and year, or "ongoing"

A9 - Short description of the GP
The CORE Project tackles the issues, common to all territories involved, of youth unemployment and social exclusion of specific target groups, and proposes an innovative governance model for social inclusion policies based on participatory processes which mobilise local economic, social and political resources. The proposed local partnership model builds upon the notion of local actors/stakeholders' responsibility and accountability. Its focus is on local development and employment policies and it is aimed at creating a shared model for a community-shared agreement. Although the experience stems from a European project, the methodology and the way in which it has been put into practice in Andalusia deserves to be highlighted.

  1. a map of stakeholders has been prepared and there has been cross-sectoral meetings to identify the needs within the social economy sector.
  2. once the needs have been identified, the results have been contrasted with the social entrepreneurs' own view and it has been confirmed that there is a lack in training.
  3. A memorandum of understanding has been signed by public and private actors in order to commit to cooperation in this field.
  4. the scope of the experience was limited to insertion companies ( as far as the piloting is concerned), with whom a training/educational path was built up with the intervention of the public administration (co-ordinating different pre-existing programmes) and private companies.
  5. The training path was connected to the acquisition of competences as well as entrepreneurship in a time of crisis.

As a result, the insertion companies are improving their own aims, not only seeking the labour insertion of workers, but also their possibilities to run their own businesses.

A10 - Key words relating to the GP
Social entrepreneurship
Social insertion

A11 - Objectives of the GP

  1. Reinforce awareness of social corporative responsibility.
  2. To propose effective solutions to identified socio-economic problems
  3. Generation of results that can be measured in terms of integration of vulnerable groups.

A12 - Activities that have taken place

  1. Study about the local needs and mapping of social services in the province of Seville
  2. Communication activities: mobilization of stakeholders through the celebration of local focus groups for the detection of social needs.
  3. Local agreements in a double way:
    1. through the celebration of round tables with all the stakeholders indentified. This process concludes in the signing of a "memorandum of understanding", between all of them.
    2. Assistant to the International Seminaries in Porto (Portugal) and Sevilla (Spain) (it will take place at first of March). Implementation of the local shared agreement through the implementation of the personalized itineraries materialized in a training program.

A13 - Achievements of the GP

  1. Successful coordination between the public administrations, private sector, social stakeholders and social enterprises.
  2. As a result of this successful coordination has been signed, the "memorandum of understanding" between all the social stakeholders involved, implemented trough a pilot project, based on a training activity, composed by three main blocks: competences, new technologies and business plan, that give the beneficiaries availability to start a self-employment project.


B1 - How has the GP impacted on the following?

B1a - Legal/financial exclusion
Very positive impacts
Any other comments?
The achievements that have been obtained practically without budget, through the successful collaboration between the participants, which have put at the disposal the resources that they have: voluntary of participation, view of different approaches, buildings and staff for the development of the pilot project, and the identification of beneficiaries for the implementation of the training paths, etc. Please insert comments that can act as learning points for other regions

B1b - Creation or conservation of local employment
Very positive impacts
Any other comments?
The selection of participants guaranteed that at least 50% of beneficiaries were ready and found support to start their initiatives of self-employment.

B1c - Adaptation to new realities
Very positive impacts
Any other comments?
The adaptation of the project to the new social reality is absolute; taking into account the first activity of the project, that has been a study of the social needs and a mapping of social services in the province of Seville. Moreover the action of the stakeholders has been important, which have contributed with their knowledge and points of view. Based on this study and exchange, a few beneficiaries have been identified. In the case of Spain, the economic crisis requires answers towards self-employment and entrepreneurship.

B1d - Cross sectoral working
Very positive impacts
Any other comments?
Public, private sector, and social enterprises who committed through the signature of a memorandum of understanding.

B1e - Enablement of social enterpreneurship
Positive impacts
Any other comments?
For the 10 beneficiaries that have been identified

B1f - Amenities for local people
Positive impacts
Any other comments?
Training activity on the development of competences, new technologies and business planning

B1g - Educational opportunities
Very positive impacts
Any other comments?
The pilot Project in Seville consisted in a training activity with three blocks: training on competences, new technologies and business planning. The main objective of this training activity is to give the opportunity and thrust to the beneficiaries, to create their own self-employment project.

B1h - Crisis response
Positive impacts
Any other comments?
In a small scale, the Project fights against the crisis, if the beneficiaries, at the end of the Project get their own self-employment project

B1i - Local financial environment for social enterpreneurs
Neutral impacts
Any other comments?
The ways of financing at a local level of the social enterprises, have to be targeted through the stipulation of social clauses in contracts, the staff involved in the way of getting funds and getting credits through the corporative social responsibility. In any case, the idea of luck of funds has been a common denominator in the project.

B1j - Local policy environment for social enterpreneurs
Positive impacts
Any other comments?
We underline the following taking into account that the participants are encouraged to create their own business within the framework of social economy. The Statute of Autonomy whose article 172.2 establishes, as a main issue for public policies, the Cooperatives and other entities of social economy, the Law 14/2011, of Andalusia Cooperatives Societies, Decree 85/2003, which establishes Programmes for Labour Integration of the Regional Government of Andalusia, Decree 175/2006, which approves the Andalusia Plan for the Promotion and Consolidation of the Self-Employed worker.

B1k - National financial environment for social enterpreneurs
Positive impacts
Any other comments?
National Plan of Actions for the Social Inclusion in Spain (2008-2010), that sets a series of actions in favour of the social integration and insertion. The law 4/1997 that regulates the labour societies, in its article 19 sets some tax benefits for these societies.

B1l - National policy environment for social enterpreneurs
Positive impacts
Any other comments?


C1 - Is the governance of this GP fully inclusive?
Beneficiaries are highly involved in governance
Comments and learning points
The identification of needs is made through focus groups were public sector, companies and workers take the floor. The training path stems from consensus and it is adapted to the beneficiaries' real needs and possibilities. Please insert comments that can act as learning points for other regions

C2 - How influential has this GP been on local or national decision makers?
Reasonable degree of influence achieved
Comments and learning points
Without reaching high-rank decision-makers, the experience proved the need of co-ordinating initiatives that are already available.

C3 - How much partnership work has been involved?
A great deal of cross sectoral partnership working
Comments and learning points
The partnership was established by a local memorandum of understanding.


D1 - Please describe how the GP communicated its experience and success to the public
The project counts on its own website with different sections: activities, events, resources, forum, etc. Nevertheless, it is conceived as a tool in the context of the international project. No local dissemination has been forseen by now. Please insert comments that can act as learning points for other regions

D2 - Please describe how the GP communicated with local or national decision makers?
Local focus groups have been organised. A network of social agents has been set up thanks to the memorandum.

D3 - Are there any elements of this project that you think would transfer particularly well to other contexts?
The good coordination among public, private and not-for-profit entities; the memorandum of understanding and a concrete activity to carry out by all of them together.


E1a - Total annual income of GP 2011/12
16,927.40 € in two years. It must be cleared up that this budget was to be spent mainly in international meetings and travels. However, no budget was attached to activities carried out in Seville, which is the good practice hereby presented.

E1b - How is this made up?
13,541.92 € from the European Globalisation Social Adjustment Fund and 3,885.48 € cofinancing.

E1c - Details of human resources
It varied depending on the part of the process, but results can be very effective despite a short number of human resources implied.

E1d - Details of technology

E1e - Details of financial investment for start-up/early stage
The entire budget can be considered as the financial investment for start-up

E1f - Details of external support

E2 - If public funding were withdrawn, could the GP continue to exist?
The European project gave the opportunity to experience a participatory process and debate in a European forum some details, but the activities implemented in Seville would have needed no budget.


F1 - Who set up the GP?
Partnership (please give details) ASSDA, Taller ACSA, ONECO, SAE, AESIM, AISOL, Plandem

F2 - Who runs the GP?
Partnership (please give details) ASSDA, Taller ACSA, ONECO

F3 - Short description/comments
A public administration (ASSDA), a private company (ONECO) and a non-for-profit organisation make up the partnership. Any further information (up to 100 words)

F4 - Contact
Paula Ramírez de Cartagena / Raúl Algarín
Agencia de Servicios Sociales y Dependencia de Andalucía
C/ Cueva del Gato, 3. portal 1. Local 2. 41020- Sevilla.
Telephone (+34) 954712590
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G1 - Photos (between 1 & 3)
Workshop on November, 6th 2012 in which the training path was agreed, calendar established and the draft of memorandum was read for signature. Details of photo 1
Details of photo 2
Details of photo 3

G2 - E documents
Details of document 1
Details of document 2
Details of document 3

G3 - Any other useful information


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