DELFIN (Promotion of Social Entrepreneurship in Rural Regions):
European rural regions are facing several societal challenges, especially an ageing population, brain drain and unemployment. Social innovation becomes more important for developing solutions that are sustainable. There is a clear need to adapt business support infrastructures and measures offered by regional or local authorities to the special needs of social enterprises. The DelFin project will promote social entrepreneurship in rural regions which face special transformation challenges related to advancing economic and social innovation. Four rural regions in Germany, Croatia, Hungary and Italy work together with the specific objective to improve funding for public support structures for social entrepreneurship and further develop financing and funding instruments for social enterprises. The goal is to develop financial ecosystems for the promotion of Social Entrepreneurship in rural regions.

Project outputs include a Toolbox for the promotion & support of social entrepreneurship which aims to provide public institutions and financing institutions with practical information on how to support social entrepreneurship. Eight capacity building seminars with a focus on municipalities and financial institutions as well as action plans and a transnational strategy will ensure sustainability and mainstreaming of project results.

DelFin project website
DelFin leaflet (pdf)
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Toolbox for the promotion & support of social entrepreneurship

2019 – 2022

Funding Programme: Interreg Central Europe
Lead Partner: Investitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt (Development Bank of Saxony-Anhalt), Claudia Zott (Email ), Wibke Pörschke (Email )

Eight project partners from four European countries are working together to develop financial ecosystems for social entrepreneurship in rural regions. © Investitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt