Entrepreneur in Social Economy. Generating positive social change.


Social problems can take different forms but, in any of these forms, they directly affect the lives of people in a community and their interactions within society. Solving such problems requires in all cases financial resources.

Social entrepreneurship is the framework that provides tools to identify social problems and which, using the principles of business, can generate the resources needed to solve this kind of problems. The social entrepreneur is someone who is confident in the idea that any community may be able to generate resources to help solve problems within it and that the found solutions can, in turn, independently support a good social status.

Who does the course addresses to?

The course is aimed at people who are looking for solutions to social problems in a way that ensures economic independence and self-sustainability.

The aim of the course:

Developing skills in identifying and solving social problems using the principles of the business world .


  • Analysis of the concept of social entrepreneurship
  • Working on case studies, international and local
  • Developing a business plan with social stakes
  • Using “Business Model Generation” to develop a social business model.
  • Analysis of a social entrepreneurship idea from different points of view such as: Sources of Income, Social Impact, Key Activities, Key Partners, Resources, Costs, Customers, Distribution Channels.
  • Joining income generating activities with activities with a social impact

Skills developed in the course:

  • Identifying and recognizing social issues
  • Identifying the needs generated by social problems
  • Understanding and learning the principles of social entrepreneurship
  • Applying social principles in developing social businesses
  • Creating a business plan focused on solving social problems
  • Identifying the risks that may occur during the project
  • Identifying opportunities for vulnerable / disadvantaged communities
  • Combining income generating activities with social impact activities

Duration of the course:

The course lasts 40 hours, as follows

  • 16 hours – theoretical section. It consists of studying and solving problems as per curriculum
  • 24 hours – practice. Developing a business plan under the guidance of trainers (the business plan developed during the course will represent the practical test of the final examination)

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The course will be finalized with a graduation exam which will enable the attendants to get a diploma issued by CNFPA and accepted by the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Protection and by the Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation.

The graduation exam consists of a theoretical test (multiple choice) and a practical test (project – business plan).

Minimum education for attending the CNFPA exam:

  • Highschool graduate

The course is organized by HRS and its partners as part of the project Social Entrepreneurship for Local Communities.