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Local Social Economy Learning Package

A European Curriculum for Social Enterprise Practitioners and Supporters

Karl Birkhölzer, September 2009

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Summary :

In some European countries there are already many training courses on the social economy. They cover a variety of different topics and vary considerably – from very specialised courses in some countries to being general and vague. Past research has revealed a number of problems and weaknesses in some of the available training and learning packages.

In view to address them, this Learning Package will take an innovative approach and will:

• reflect and learn from international experiences and perspectives

• analyse and debate the overall cultural, social, environmental as well as

economic framework in which the Local Social Economy is embedded

• analyse and develop practical policies and strategies on a macro as well as

micro-economic level

• include and use theoretical thinking and empirical research to influence practical work