Progress, achievements and results of SOCIALNEET in Mataró (July 2019)
At the city of Mataró, for the Social NEET project we have set the following generic objectives:
Creating innovative social enterprise solutions and facilitating job search in social enterprises for unemployed youths between the ages of 18 and 29, and in particular those aged 25-29.
Improve networking and training in the social economy and civil society organizations of the city and the Maresme region.
Increasing the skills of NOEF young people.
Participate in an expert transnational cooperation network (7 EU countries).
Raise awareness of the impact on the territory that social innovation and entrepreneurship in the social economy can bring to the unemployment of young people
To achieve these goals we have planned the following actions on the Social NEET project:
- Presentation of the Social NEET project (Info day).
- 2.25 information and awareness sessions on the project and the social economy
- Creation of a map of unused resources and equipment in the city of Mataró
- Creation and start-up of a meeting point for NOEFS young people in the Café de Mar building
- 5.700 hours of advice / consulting (both for young people and organizations)
- Elaboration of Business Plans and sector trends in the 5 areas in which the project affects (Agriculture; Tourism and Leisure; Health and Welfare; ICT and free software and renewable energy)
- Training actions for young people related to the 5 economic fields to evaluate possible business ideas / projects
- Stays in social economy companies
- 25 Social entrepreneurship workshops aimed at organizations.
- 2 mentoring courses
Currently these actions are at this deployment point:
Work Package 2. Communication.
A social economy production company has been hired to make a video Presentation of young people’s experiences in ESS. Presentation scheduled for Info Day.
We are designing together with the Communication Service a Minisite of the project.
Adaptation the brouchure to make it more attractive to young people and organizations.
A specific communication plan for social networks has been prepared and will start with Infoday.
Work Package 2. Infoday.
Press conference presentation of the Social NEET project: Tuesday, January 28 (Café de Mar).
INFO DAY: Friday, January 31 (Café de Mar). Objective of the presentation:
Position ourselves as benchmarks for projects in innovative ESS
Encourage meeting space with ALL agents in the territor
Work Package 3. Measurement of local social capital:
We have done 3 Focus groups on three different targets of the quadruple helix: Members of the University (Tecnocampus de Mataró) on 10/18/2019; Mataró City Council staff of the different services involved in the project (youth, entrepreneurial occupation and youth) in two different groups, one on 18/11/2019 and 21/11/2019; and to a representative group of social economy entities in Mataró on 12/19/2019.
Conduct telephone surveys and personalized interviews with people of reference in the city in the field of social economics.
The first results will have the first half of January 2020.
Final results are presented in the second half of January 2020
Work Package 4. Establishment Meeting.
We have already enabled the space where we will be located, the Café de Mar building, an emblematic space in the city where all the social economy projects will be attended, where there is currently a business incubator and services for corporate entities and to the general public.
In these same spaces will be the training actions and the advice.
The space will be operational in February 2020, with initial opening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Work Package 4. Business Plan.
Proposal has been sent to participate in the writing of the project to 4 companies of ESS (11/25/2019) to present their proposals.
3 quotes received on 04/12/2019. With the NEET Social project coordinating team, the proposals have been evaluated and a winner has been selected who will make the business plans and the entrepreneurial trends in the economic sectors involved in the project.
Expected start of work, 1/28/2020 with the first kick-off meeting with the company in charge and the different experts by sector plus the project coordinator
Delivery of final work, scheduled for 04/04/2020.
Work Package 4. Advice and consulting.
The Barcelona City Council’s entrepreneurial and business support service has been outsourced to Tecnocampus (university and business park) for years. For this reason and due to his expertise, he has offered to do this WP at Tecnocampus.
TCM has designed a personalized proposal, tailored to the needs of the project and especially to the social economy.
Forecast to start the activity planned for February 2020.Collections of possible queries received from organizations to attend have already been made
Work Package 5.5 Training actions in economic sectors of the project.
Working with the City Council’s Entities Agency. An agreement has been reached to offer training related to the social economy to all entities in the city from the first quarter of 2020. Preparing registrations and searching for specialized trainers.
Work Package 5. Work based training in OSC.
We have made the first contacts with some entities to explain the project and offer them the possibility of welcoming young people.
The papers and agreements have been drawn up and are awaiting review by the City Council’s legal services.
Work Package 6. Entrepreneurship workshops
Social economy related training is being planned for all entities in the city from the first quarter of 2020. Preparing registrations and searching for specialized trainers.
Work Package 6. Mentoring courses.
A first search for potential mentors has been started from the focus group and the local motor group meeting mapping and study.
Pending to look for the training to offer.
Forecast is from the second quarter of 2020