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.

The participating rural regions in Germany, Hungary, Croatia and Italy will work together to improve funding schemes for supporting social entrepreneurship. The project will facilitate cooperation of quadruple helix actors and develop a toolbox for the promotion of social entrepreneurship in rural regions. This will also be tested in four pilot actions. In addition, eight capacity building seminars with a focus on municipalities and finance institutions will be organised to further spread the knowledge. Moreover, the participating regions will be equipped with actions plans to ensure sustainability and mainstreaming of project results.

News & events

december 2, 2019


On the 2nd of December 2019 the Transnational Transfer Workshop of the German tandem partners took place in Merseburg.

Transnational transfer workshop Croatia

Transnational Transfer Workshop Croatia took place in Zagreb on November 26, 2019. 

The purpose of the workshop was to provide input for the development of tools and instruments for promoting social entrepreneurship.

croatia stakeholder delfin

september 5, 2019

County Government

On the 5th of September the 1st regional stakeholder meeting for Hajdú-Bihar County Government took place in Debrecen. Hajdú-Bihar County Government and IFKA invited stakeholders involved in the support of social entrepreneurship and also social enterpreneurs active in the region.

July 8, 2019

Italian stakeholder meeting

The 8th of July 2019 the stakeholders meeting for Piedmont Region took place in Torino. 

Fondazione Brodolini and FinPiemonte invited stakeholders involved in the theme of supporting social entrepreneurship in internal area of the region.

July 2, 2019

DelFin Stakeholder meeting in Saxony-Anhalt

On the 2nd of July the 1st regional stakeholder meeting in Saxony-Anhalt took place.

Stakeholder meeting

May 14-15, 2019

DelFin Kick off meeting in Saxony-Anhalt

The DelFin kickoff meeting was held in Magdeburg, Germany, on 14-15 May 2019. 










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