Social Entrepreneurs Exchange and Development for the Euro-Mediterranean Region

As lead partner of this EU-funded programme (SEED EURO-MED), we strengthen social entrepreneurship and support an enabling policy environment in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco by bringing together aspiring and experienced social entrepreneurs to learn from each other.

Overview

  • 5 consortium partners in the UK, France, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia
  • 30 exchanges between starting and experienced social entrepreneurs
  • 3 social entrepreneurship bootcamps in North Africa

Are you a social entrepreneur looking for new experiences and skills?

Are you an aspiring or new social entrepreneur looking to learn from the best? Did you start your business less than 3 years ago? Then we want to hear from you!

Are you a social entrepreneur with more than 3 years of experience? Are you looking for an ambitious young entrepreneur to work with you on a specific project? Then we want to hear from you too!

Matching new & experienced social entrepreneurs

Building on our extensive experience under the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme, we facilitate cross-border exchanges and will match new social entrepreneurs with experienced host entrepreneurs through a placement of between one and three months in the country of the experienced entrepreneur.

Whereas starters develop specific tools, methods and knowledge by working with experienced social entrepreneurs, their hosts benefit from a fresh perspective, a new network and market knowledge to scale up their business. A possible outcome of an exchange is a continued business relationship, for example in the form of a partnership.

The exchanges take place from the South to the North, the North to the South, and from the South to the South. New social entrepreneurs receive a monthly stipend to support their living expenses abroad.

Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamps

We run Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamps in which new and aspiring social entrepreneurs from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia work in international groups to develop a pilot social venture.

Through 10 steps, the participants start by identifying a societal problem, design a sustainable solution, and present their social business model to a jury.

The bootcamp lasts for four days and is led by a social entrepreneurship bootcamp expert, with the support of local trainers. Bootcamps take place in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.

For more information on the programme, please download visit our website (in French): www.seedeuromed.co

Find out more

Please contact Vera Borsboom or visit the project website to find out how you can get involved.