IN EUROPE

Pushing social entrepreneurship in Europe

At SOS GROUP, we believe that social entrepreneurship and the European project are connected. In a time when citizen movements are expressing their wish to revitalize the European project by calling for stronger social priorities, social entrepreneurship is definitely part of the solution to meet the economic, social and ecological challenges faced by the European Union today.

COOPERATION IS KEY

The challenges we face in France are often similar to those of our neighbors. The fight against inequalities, the necessary adaptation and fight against climate change, education, training… The issues echoe each other and the know-how of the involved players complement each other. We join forces with European partners on the solutions to the major challenges of our time, to achieve fairer and more sustainable European societies. We strongly believe that, through cooperation, we will have a bigger impact and be much more effective in finding solutions to our common challenges.

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FOCUS ON SOME PROJECTS

Ongoing project

10/2020 - 08/2023

Companions in Agroecology Project

“Partners in Agroecology” project aims at training the next generation of farmers in sustainable agriculture methods and at allowing farmers, as well as people undergoing a career change or long-term unemployed people to develop skills in innovative farming.

France, Belgium, Italy
Ongoing project

03/2019 - 02/2021

GAME CHANGER Project

The GAME CHANGER project aims at empowering NGOs and young people to raise awareness among their peers about the dangers of hate speech.

Poland, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Greece
Complete project

09/2016 - 08/2019

Below 10 Project

The Below 10 project aims at reducing the EU ESL (early school leaving) rate below 10%. ESL refers to 18-24 year olds with only lower secondary education or less who are no longer on an education pathway or in training. It is a serious problem for young people as it can lead to social and economic exclusion, low employability and low self-esteem.

Italy, France, Croatia, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom
Ongoing project

11/2020 - 06/2022

Practice II Project

Through the Practice II project, ARCAT offers a support path for employability and return to employment, as well as training for low-skilled people living with crippling chronic diseases who combine several factors of vulnerability.

France
Complete project

03/2019 - 04/2020

Teame 78 Project

TEAME is an innovative integration program that allows demotivated young people to boost their professional integration through a positive and immersive experience in a company where they act as managers.

France

WORK WITH US

JOIN OUR EUROPEAN PROJECTS AS A PARTNER!

If you are an organization and you want to get involved in social and solidarity projects with us, feel free to contact us to become a partner to set up European innovative projects!

We are currently looking for partners for the following project(s):

ACTA VISTA IS LOOKING FOR EUROPEAN PARTNERS – CALL FOR PROPOSALS, ERASMUS + 2021, ACTION 2: Strategic partnerships for vocational education and training

GROUPE SOS SOLIDARITES ARTEMIS/ASSFAM IS LOOKING FOR PARTNERS – CALL FOR PROPOSALS, ERASMUS+ 2021, ACTION 2 : Strategic partnerships for adult education

GOING FOR NEW INNOVATIVE EUROPEAN PROJECTS AND PARTNERS

SOS GROUP is proactively involved in many innovative EU-funded projects: Erasmus+, LIFE, Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), Internal Security Fund (ISP), Program for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). In 2021, our aim is to develop new projects and partnerships with European organizations working in the field of social economy. Our commitments are diverse: fight against inequalities, mitigate climate change, foster the development of an inclusive digital education… We want to act across all fields to build a better society, through innovation and activities with a high social and environmental impact!

A SPECIFIC TEAM IN CHARGE OF EUROPEAN PROJECTS

Our team in charge of European projects provides assistance and advice on a daily basis to several SOS GROUP structures regarding European funds and partnerships. By focusing on a project-based and cross-disciplinary approach, this team provides added-value in engineering, project management and assistance for innovative project leaders.

  • Project development: design, launch and development of new, innovative and structuring projects.
  • Partnerships: research for funding and setting up of public, private and European partnerships.
  • Project coordination and management: operational implementation of ongoing projects, creation of management and monitoring tools, regular monitoring of project progress.

The Europe team is a cross-functional entity that helps project leaders and structures in the group’s 9 sectors.

Any question about SOS GROUP’s Europe Team and its projects? Send us a message to europe@groupe-sos.org