The research highlights both the similarities and differences in the history and active participation in the Social and Solidarity Economy (Social Enterprise in the UK) among the participating countries within this project.
The portfolio is a guide in the pathway into SSE. It is built upon the basis of 10 profiles – compiled from the research and focus groups. It contains transversal competencies common to SSE and specific competencies for each profile. It is an opportunity to map out your own route into or continuing path within SSE.
Training modules, which are currently being written and trialed, will be available in the autumn and these will link to the Portfolio.
In the framework of the ISSE project (Initiatives of Social and Solidarity Economy) two working groups, led respectively by XES and Kaleido’scop, have carried on a Research and created a Portfolio on competences about Social and Solidarity Economy.
The Research has been developed through the work in five countries based on a literature review and local focus groups. The study is essentially about the characteristics and main practices of SSE in the different contexts and it makes an approach to training needs in SSE.
The Portfolio is a guide in the pathway towards Social and Solidarity Economy: What is your profile? What are your competences ? How do you intend to acquire competencies that you are missing? A course? A work-experience? It is built upon the basis of 10 type-profiles, under which could be sorted out different jobs or activities of SSE.
The Researchand the Portfoliowill be available online (in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Greek) on the 18 of April here in the project website.