The Social SME Academy objectives are:

Motivate potential entrepreneurs to develop business ideas and start a social business.

Support young entrepreneurs’ professional development through transnational trainings and online video tutorials to improve their entrepreneurial, business and personal skills and competences.

Facilitate the establishment of social enterprises through the creation of a manual containing a step-by-step guide on how to set up a social business.

Support the start-up phase of 50 youth early-stage/potential social enterprises by implementing an innovative mentoring and business training programme and valuable advices.



Target groups are young unemployed people and want-to-be or early social entrepreneurs from United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, aged 17-30, who lack the necessary entrepreneurial skills and competences that would help them to start up their social enterprise.

  • Target 1

    Target 1

    Young unemployed people and aspiring want-to-be entrepreneurs planning to start a business, based on a viable business plan or idea but who lack the experience and knowledge

  • Target 2

    Target 2

    Young early stage entrepreneurs who have already started their own social business