The CSE-Baltic project wants to find common opportunities for creative social entrepreneurship, and to develop cross-border social trade between Sweden, Latvia and Georgia.
Creative social entrepreneurship means making profits that are reinvested in the social enterprise sector, which in turn benefit people and contribute to different social activities. This is a trend that has developed in the wake of growing concerns about social inclusion and unemployment. The project argues that culture and creative industries have a positive impact on sustainable economic growth, and that the three participating countries have much to learn from each other, given their different experiences and challenges of social entrepreneurship. Sweden has a well-developed public support system, but the sector is described as fragile. In Latvia, the creative sector has potential to grow but requires efforts. Georgia’s sector still faces challenges such as lack of entrepreneurial thinking and absent supportive public mechanisms.
The project aims to support creative social entrepreneurship and to develop cross border social trade between the partnering countries. The project will map and analyse legal frameworks as well as digital support tools and social inclusion models etc. In the long run, the goal is to establish a long-term partnership in the Baltic Sea region and the EU’s Eastern Partnership.