Project

DelFin - Development of Financial Ecosystems for the Promotion of Social Entrepreneurship in Rural Regions

Partner: 
Brodoto
Center for Social Research Halle
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hajdú-Bihar County
City of Merseburg
Cooperative for Ethical Financing (CEF)
District Saalekreis
FinPiemonte
Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (IT)
Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS
Hajdú-Bihar County Enterprise Development Foundation
Hajdú-Bihar County Government
IFKA Public Benefit Non-Profit Ltd. for the Development of the Industry
Local Action Group Vallis Colapis
Merseburg Innovation and Technology Center
Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalisation of Saxony-Anhalt
Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Integration of Saxony-Anhalt
Third Sector Forum in Piedmont
Town of Duga Resa
Period: 
2019 to 2022
Output: 
  • Transnational Strategy for promotion of social entrepreneurship in rural regions
  • Action Plans for promotion of social entrepreneurship in rural regions
  • Toolbox for promotion of social entrepreneurship
  • Pilot Projects for testing toolbox for promotion of social entrepreneurship
  • Capacity Builidng Seminars

The main objective of the project is the promotion of social entrepreneurship in rural regions with special transformation challenges to advance economic and social innovation. The rural regions Saalekreis (DE), Hajdu Bihar (HU), Duga Resa (CR) and rural areas in Piedmont Region (IT) work together with the specific objective to improve funding for public support structures for social entrepreneurship and further develop finance and funding instruments for social enterprises. The project wants to facilitate a quadruple helix cooperation process of regional and local stakeholders for social entrepreneurship in a rural environment.

The partners will develop a toolbox for promotion of social entrepreneurship in rural regions, which will be tested in four pilot projects. 8 capacity building seminars with focus on municipalities and finance institutions will be organised to further spread the developed knowledge. Finally, 4 actions plans will be developed in the partner regions to ensure sustainability and mainstreaming of project results. The project will allow a transnational mutual learning process of partners with similar challenges and different experiences. The transfer and adaptation of experiences for promotion of social entrepreneurship in a rural environment is innovative.