A round table “Social Entrepreneurship in EU Countries”, organized by WYG International project team in partnership with MEF and Business Women Association of Montenegro, took place today at MEF. The event gathered SMEs and representatives of employers’ associations, Capital City of Podgorica, Employment Agency of Montenegro, Directorate for SME Development and NGOs.
Ms. Vanja Hazl, Technical Assistance Leader of the Project, presented new methods of work of the Employment Agency of Montenegro and social work centers as well as good practice examples in the area of social entrepreneurship in EU member states. She presented the cases of eco farm Korenik and Roma restaurant Romani Kafenava from Slovenia which drew great attention of participants and triggered discussion on the possibilities for establishment of social enterprises in Montenegro that would include engagement of vulnerable groups of people. It was concluded that a successful start and development of social entrepreneurship in our country requires trust, cooperation and strong partnership between public, private and civil society sectors.
Consortium WYG International implements a project “Cooperation between Employment Agency of Montenegro and Social Work Centers” within the framework of Operational Program “Human Resources Development 2012-2013”, financed by IPA. The main beneficiary of the project is Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare and the goal of the project is to improve social inclusion of persons with disabilities and RE population through better access to labor market and improved employability of vulnerable target groups.