In Policy Recommendation, Social Enterprise Support, Spotting Trends


Sentinel project tool to map support needs of SEs in central Europe


Intermediary Org: Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta

Year: 2018


During the first period of the SENTINEL project, partners from six Central European countries and regions analysed the supporting needs of the social enterprises (SEs). The goal of this analysis was to identify the support and capacity building needs of SEs operating in less developed regions.

The lead partner of the SENTINEL project, Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta (HCSOM) provided a common methodology for the elaboration of the needs analysis. For getting comparable results from the partners, it was necessary to use similar tools for the analysis. The common methodological document defined three main analytical topics: the general features of the SEs in the partner regions, the main challenges of the organizations, and the consequent principal needs.