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Koinoniko Epixeiro functions as a hub for social entrepreneurship

Welcome to koinoniko epixeiro

Koinoniko epixeiro, is an online platform based in Crete and aims to help social entrepreneurs from all over Greece to start, develop and improve their business with the help of the interesting community that will be created and the exchange of knowledge .

With the right guidance, we want to enable social entrepreneurs to find the best networking opportunities, share their experiences with the community and grow in the field of Social Entrepreneurship, further strengthening the ecosystem of social enterprises.

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Social entrepreneurship is a type of entrepreneurship that solves social problems (eg poverty, health, education, environmental protection and water resources, etc.) through innovative practices. It is created by individuals and is addressed to society as a whole.

The purpose of Social Entrepreneurship

Dealing with social problems, development without restrictions, prosperity of society and integration. It also creates jobs (especially in local communities) giving equal opportunities for participation.

The form of the Social Enterprise

A social enterprise can be for-profit or non-profit, as long as it has a social purpose. All its members share a vision: to develop our society. Social enterprises operate with fundamental principles of business development.

The difference from traditional Businesses

The purpose of their operation. The social enterprise aims at solving a social problem and not at profitability. If it has revenue, it is available for its sole purpose. It does not operate in hierarchical positions and usually does not distribute its profits.

The purpose of Social Entrepreneurship

  • 1979 – agricultural cooperatives
  • 1986 – civil cooperatives
  • 1999 – Soc.Coop.Ent.
  •  2011 – Soc.Coop.Ent.
  • 2016 – Soc.Coop.Ent. according to EU

Perspectives of Social Entrepreneurship

Conditions were not always favorable.
The social enterprise has grown rapidly over the last 10 years. In 2016, thanks to public and private initiatives, the way was opened for the creation of more social enterprises.

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