The Implementation of Social Capital Features in Social Auditing Procedures to secure Community Accountability of Social Enterprises in the Third Sector.

Günther Lorenz, 2008

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Summary :

These findings were developed within a three year’s research project entitled CONSCISE.Research partners from England, Scotland, Germany, Sweden and Spain worked together to examine the way in which social enterprises in the social economy contribute to the growth of social capital and facilitate local development in their locality.

The project was divided into 8 inter-related workpackages. The aim of the first workpackage was to providing working definitions and measures of the key concepts:

• Social Enterprise

• Social Economy

• Social Capital

These definitions and measures were then utilised in augmented local socio-economic profiling and social auditing techniques.