A brand-new training course is piloted in Belgium, Czechia and Spain, investors and social care providers will enjoy a tailor-made training programme to create real quality social investment opportunities across the continent.
In Spain, the course was launched by ONCE Foundation, Laboral Kutxa, Mondragon University and the Carlos III University of Madrid. The focus of the course is ‘investment with social impact’ and the participants are private investors, social care and support providers and public authorities. The course titled ‘Promoting Quality Social Investment in Spain (PISCE)’ is part of the Erasmus + project ‘Alliance for Inclusive Investment for care and social support’. Its objective is to train entrepreneurs, investors, and social providers in investment with social impact also allowing for exchanging experiences and ideas between different public and private actors and social entities.
The training programme will last more than two months (the course will end on March 30) and will use online techniques. It will combine e-learning with virtual spaces for collaboration and reflection, aimed at professionals from the three sectors mentioned above. Thematic modules, practical training with real case examples will be presented by professionals in the sector and sessions to work on real challenges will also be held.
Besides Spain, the same programme is also piloted in the Czech Republic in collaboration with APSS CR, CEVRO Institut, and Česká spořitelna, and in Belgium in partnership with the UNIPSO, Université de Liège, Belgium, CREDAL, and EASPD.
According to the European Union, Europe will have an investment ‘gap’ in the social infrastructure of approximately 150,000 million euros per year over the next decade in health, social assistance and support, education and affordable housing.
There is a crucial need for complementary resources and for a new generation of actors who have the skills and confidence to ensure collaboration between them. In this way, financing with social impact through public and private sources will make it possible to address the needs faced by the Social Sector and as the 2030 Agenda says, without ‘leaving anyone behind’.
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The information contained in this news item does not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Commission.