What is SENTINEL about?

From the 1st of June 2017 the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta is cooperating with 9 Central European partner organizations for a 3 year period to implement a transnational project aimed at developing and testing tools and methods for helping social enterprises.

Demographic changes have started in recent years, increasing social segregation and disintegration, especially in rural areas, represent serious economic challenges for the countries of the Central European region. In these regions social enterprises, if they are helped by a supportive environment, can be real drivers of social inclusion and work integration. Sentinel can help here, first of all, as a guardian or a mentor to encourage these social enterprises, which in many Central European disadvantaged regions provide almost the only job opportunity for local people.The main goal of the project is to reduce regional inequalities in the participating countries and to strengthen social enterprises.

SENTINEL's first study visit was organized in the Czech Republic

The first study visit was organized in the Czech Republic

The first of the SENTINEL pilot study visits was organized in February 2019. Polish and German project partners had the opportunity to visit the Czech pilot project. The course of the whole Czech pilot action was presented: the first day of the study visit was dedicated to group and individual counselling for the target groups while an on-site visit took place on the second day. During the on-site visit, social entrepreneurs Pavla Nedbálková (RECYCLER) and Michaela Francová (Atelier Hamaka) presented their activities.
• Petra Nedbálková (RECYCLER)

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What makes social enterprise viable? How can people, who are living in underprivileged region and don’t have a job, get one? The Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Málta are looking for answers in 6 Middle-European countries with 10 partner organisation in a new programe called SENTINEL.

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1.952.166 euro


6 Countries

3 years Duration

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