Outputs from BEC 2 project evaluation as a tool of local development

The project focuses on the introduction of the BEC2 model of entrepreneurial-employee cooperatives for the unemployed as a tool for APZ and local development. BEC2 is based on experience with the application of the original BEC1 model and international practice. The model of entrepreneurial-employee cooperatives focuses on reducing unemployment and developing business activities, especially in rural areas.

The project is based on applying a methodology based on Business and Employment Co-operative initiatives (BECs). The BEC method uses the support and system cooperation for self-employment of persons disadvantaged in the labour market based on the principles of social economy and social entrepreneurship. The method allows new entrepreneurs (co-operative employees) to experiment with their business idea and intent. It engages with a group of persons to acquire entrepreneurial competences and to share responsibility for their decisions and prosperity and motivates them to achieve a joint participatory benefit leading to stabilisation and development of their own businesses in a long run.

In cooperation with FSS UO the following research reports have been compiled:

  • Interim evaluation report – BEC2 as a tool for local development
  • Final evaluation report – BEC2 as a tool for local development
  • Target State Analysis – BEC2 as a tool for local development

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Updated: 09. 01. 2020