The main general goal this project, led by Legacoop Romagna, is to contribute to the development of a social finance market by enabling more and more social enterprises to take on repayable finance for developing and scaling up their innovative business models. Specifically, the project aim at generating and awaring demand among social enterprises for social finance by developing, on one side their “investment readiness” and on the other building capacities to use social finance instruments.
AICCON is involved in the research phase of the project, which is divided into two main parts: analysis of economic and financial context at local and national level, with some evidence on European best practices; analysis of financial gap of social cooperatives. The integration of the two parts, documental and empirical research will allow to have a global picture in order to design a training course nearer to needs and expectations of social cooperatives active in the territory.
Keyword: social finance, cooperation, social co-operatives, social enterprises