Regional Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship.
Opportunities for NGOs, Government Agencies, Cooperatives and Civil Society Organizations (Brazil, June 2016) – Ilhéus – Bahia – Brazil
The Regional Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship: Opportunities for NGOs, Government Agencies, Cooperatives and Civil Society Organizations, was held in Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil, in three sessions, o
n the 30th of January 2016, on the 27th February 2016 and on 28th May 2016, following the methods developed duri
ng the meetings of SEEDS team, Project co-funded by Erasmus+ Program of the European Union.
The workshops explored the ways in which the local NGOs and other social and government players can improve conditions for young, women and community as a whole through actions of social entrepreneurship and non-formal education to eradicate poverty, promote equality, sustainable development not only into the tourism sector but in all the chain of the local economy, and, bring benefit to the tourism economy and to the community as a whole, towards enhancing tourism’s positive effects on the economic and social development of Cocoa Zone region, which represents one of the 13 tourism zone according to the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism.
The workshops gathered policy makers, representatives of the tourism sector, social entrepreneurs, government, representatives of social enterprises, youth and women’s association, cooperatives enterprises, educational institutions (schools, universities), students of the local State University, NGOs and civil society organizations engaged in or interested in social entrepreneurship development.
During the workshops the participants decided to take action to start working an umbrella organization having Cooperbom Turismo as representative in the process in order to have better conditions for a collaborative work in the field of partnerships and capacity building. Tourism and Cocoa crops is the base of the local economy. Cooperbom Turismo is a cooperative working the development of the sustainable tourism local and national.