SEEDS of Inclusiveness – Social Enterprises for Economic Development and Social Inclusion


Programme name

CBCP RS-MK 2016 – 2020

Call for proposals

First call for proposals, EuropeAid/165171/ID/Multi

Contract number and date of signing

48-00-00046/2019-28-6 signed on 10.08.2021

Name of the project

SEEDS of Inclusiveness – Social Enterprises for Economic Development and Social Inclusion

Thematic priority of the Programme

TP 1: Promoting employment, labor mobility and social and cultural inclusion across borders  

Specific objective of the Programme

SO 1.2. Development of an inclusive society

Project budget

Total value of the project in €


EU contribution in € including percentage

158.989.52 (84.99%)

Grant beneficiaries

Lead applicant

TRAG Foundation, Republic of Serbia


ARNO Association, Republic of Northern Macedonia

Optimistic Association, Republic of Serbia

Project territory

All cities and municipalities in the areas of Pcinja and Jablanica (Serbia)

All cities and municipalities in the Northeast and Skopje region (North Macedonia)

Project target groups

Social enterprises; Public institutions; Local businesses; Disenfranchised citizens

Project duration

1.10.2021 – 31.03.2023, 18 months

Project intervention logic

Overall Objective: To develop a more inclusive society by strengthening social enterprises and encouraging their cross-border cooperation.

Specific objectives: 1. To support social entrepreneurs in empowering disadvantaged citizens. 2. To establish cross-sectoral and cross-border networks between social enterprises, local businesses and governments, 3. To promote social entrepreneurship as a means of social cohesion

Main activities

Activity 1.1. Creating a methodology for mapping the ecosystems of the social economy
Activity 1.2. Conduct mapping
Activity 1.3. Creating a capacity building methodology
Activity 1.4. Joint cross-border training and mentoring
Activity 2.1. Developing tools and developing forums
Activity 2.2. Use of network tools
Activity 2.3. Implementation of networking forums
Activity 2.4. Formulation of policy recommendations
Activity 3.1. Development of communication strategy
Activity 3.2. Implementation of communication strategy

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