Social Enterprise Estonia
Social Enterprise Estonia's mission is to increase the number, capacity and societal impact of social enterprises in Estonia. They are a non-profit association that belongs to an official list (administered by Estonian Tax and Customs Board) of Estonian NGOs working for the public benefit.
Founded in 2012, they have currently 54 of top Estonian social enterprises as our members. They have been among three contracted civil society partners for the Ministry of the Interior, helping to achieve the objectives of National Strategy for Civil Society 2015-2020. Their programs for social enterprise development have concentrated on increasing sales and improving scope, quality and impact of their activities, using a variety of methods like design thinking and action learning.
Social Enterprise Estonia is working closely with the main stakeholders in the field of formal and non-formal education in Estonia. For example, together with the Estonian Youth Work Centre and the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research they are implementing an informal strategy for developing youth social entrepreneurship.
They have been supported both by national (e.g. National Foundation for Civil Society, Ministry of Culture) as well as international funders (e.g. Nordic Council of Ministers, British Council). They have always fulfilled our commitments to the funders that can be proven by our grant track record. Their Chairman Helen Mikkov is a member of European Commission´s Expert Group on Social Entrepreneurship (GECES).