Three Thirds Society / Non-Profit Organization

Priority Axis

Enterpreneurship and Innovation

Specific Objective Innovative territories
Country Greece
Organization/ Entity Three Thirds Society / Non-Profit Organization
First Name Costas
Last Name Economopoulos
Address 2 Pellis Str., Nea Philadelphia, 14342 Αthens, Greece
Contact Phone 0030 2117057627
Project idea title BalkanMed Observatory for Social Economy
Specific problem to be addressed The development of social economy in Europe, has been accompanied by increased attention to the social impact of economic activities in all sectors of economy and society. During the last five years the countries of the Balkan Peninsula, are still trying to institutionalize and promote the development of social entrepreneurship. The lack of an institution that coordinates and assists new social entrepreneurship ventures, has kept social economy in the region underdeveloped and without vision.
Main project activities planned The project proposes that a Balkan-Med Observatory for Social Economy is designed, as a non-profit independent organization, aiming at the promotion of cooperation between social enterprises and broader social economy actors based in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Albania and FYROM. Among its responsibilities, will be to analyze the current conditions of social economy to each country and assist in the development of strategic planning.
Expected outputs and results The acceptance of the Social Economy as the "third sector" and recognition of its role and significance; The cooperation and joint preparation of proposals for the creation of a functional & friendly institutional framework for Social Economy; The study, recording and transfer of good practices from the rest of Europe; The representation of the Balkan social business community in the European Union; The organization of conferences, exhibitions, seminars and wider networking events.
State you area of expertise/ interest Society 3/3 has expertise in social economy and entrepreneurship. During the last 4 years the organization has worked towards the development of operating models for social entrepreneurship in various sectors and has established many social enterprises. Main interest is to support economic development, take initiatives in economic, political and legislative level to address issues of social exclusion, promote gender equality and combating all forms of discrimination.