CEPS published a study “Social entrepreneurship as one of the pillars for development of Montenegro”. It is the first, comprehensive study in Montenegro that presents the very essence of the concept of social entrepreneurship, examples of good practice from the countries where the concept has survived as well as the potential for the development of social entrepreneurship in Montenegro (institutional framework, support mechanisms, analysis of the current situation, key recommendations…). The only research that has been done on this topic is the 2006 study entitled “Social Economy in Montenegro“, whose publisher is the Montenegrin Employment Bureau.
The study consists of three parts: I UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONCEPT (with basic information on the origins and essence of the concept of social entreporeneurship), II SOCIAL ENTREPRISES IN THE WORLD (the concept is presented at EU level and globally, with special emphasis on the types of social economy organizations, potential sources of funding and successful governance structure of social enterprises. At the end of this chapter, the concept of social economy was introduced on examples of Bulgaria, Italy and Slovenia) and III SOCIAL ECONOMY IN MONTENEGRO (with an overview of the institutional framework for social economy development, potential mechanisms, analysis of the current situation and key recommendations for the sector development).
The study shows that the objectives of the social economy are fully incorporated in all strategic documents of Montenegro and that the concept is developed in most of EU countries in order to overcome those structural problems that nor market nor the state are able to solve on their own. It presents the state of social economy in Montenegro with recommendations for development of this concept, as well as answers to key issues that have arisen among key stakeholders in the country, such as types of social economy organizations, financing models and successful management structures of social enterprises.
As stated in the study, development of social entrepreneurship does not require large budget allocations because there are already different mechanisms of support, but it requires development of the institutional framework and harmonization of incentive measures already implemented by the Government in the field of employment, SMEs development, rural development , Integration of persons with disabilities etc.
– The commitment to development of the social economy means dedication to full usage of available resources, greater employment, reduced social exclusion and poverty, justice, humanity and a harmonious society, adds the author.
The study was published in 200 copies thanks to the support of Erste Bank AD Podgorica and Capital Podgorica. You can download the electronic version of the study from the following link (only MNE version available).