Marco Benini
20 June 2013

Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare

 

Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare - Special Service for Social Inclusion and Social Economy

Location: Korai Str., 4 – Athens (Greece)

Website: www.keko.gr

Reference Persons: Rania Oikonomou, Antonis Vorloou

Background: The Special Service for Social Inclusion and Social Economy is the Coordination Body of Development Policies for Social Economy and Social Entrepreneurship. Its main objective is the establishment of a robust ecosystem for Social Economy, as part of the Strategic Action Plan for the development of social economy.

 

Objectives

  • Support for the sector of Social Economy
  • Financial Support for Social Cooperative Enterprises (koinSEp)
  • Financial instruments for the support of KoinSEp

 

Stakeholders

  • Local authorities and civil society organizations,
  • Research institutions and universities,
  • Private sector and NGOs.

 

Activities

  • Management of a Central and Regional support mechanism, an Observatory for S.E. and actions for social inclusion of EYKEKO,
  • Administration and delivery of vouchers for incubator services, vocational training for members of KoinSEp, grants for coops purchase,
  • Provision of complementary refundable grants and actions for the creation of a Microfinance institution.

 

Skills/Fields of Expertise

  • Good knowledge of financial tools and solution for Greek SEOs,
  • Strong background in support solutions for SEOs development,
  • Experience in surveying and evaluating data on social economy.