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The University of Southampton
International Summer School

Social Innovation through Social Enterprise

Social Innovation through Social Enterprise
Social Innovation through Social Enterprise

Do you want to learn the basic skills to design a social enterprise or third sector organisation? Are you interested in creating new ideas to solve social challenges? Would you like change the world for the better? This experiential course will provide you with some of the basic theoretical and practical tools to design a social venture or third sector organisation. Social Entrepreneurship has emerged in the last decades as the process by which citizens take an active role in tackling social challenges through enterprise development. Some of the social issues that social entrepreneurship has addressed are related to poverty alleviation, widening educational participation, access to health care and promoting common good more broadly. This will be achieved through studying key principles and steps of strategic planning of social ventures, analysing case studies of actual enterprises, developing a business plan and tools to measure social impact.

The academics organising this topic is Dr Maria Villares-Varela, Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy and Dr Pathik Pathak, Faculty Director of Social Entrepreneurship and Director of the Social Impact Lab.

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