Peace BluePrint — guideline into Peace Entrepreneurship

by participants of the YPAN & LPS training

This guideline on Social Entrepreneurship (SE) for peace building was developed by participants of the training course by Libre-Pensadores de la Sierra de Madrid (LPS) and Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (YPAN).

The training gathered 22 participants from Portugal, Spain, Poland, Belgium, Greece, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Italy, France who met on 23–29 Februrary in Rascafria, Spain.

1. Start with defining your Social Cause.

2. Competences of Social Entrepreneurs

competences of Social Entrepreneur

3. Working methods in Social Entrepreneurship

antidiscriminatory policy

equal pay for equal job

social benefits

internal horizontal organisation

partnership with local companies

using local resources

collaboration only with ethical brands

fair trade values

zero waste policy

working conditions aimed at workers development (personal and professional)

anti-mobbing policy

anti-harassment policy

participative consultation

transparency

transparency with partnership

equal opportunities policy

equal parental leave

generous sick leave and pensions

long term contracts

accountability, responsible outsourcing

selling locally

including marginalised communities

no animal testing

using/producing repairable electronic/other stuff which is ethically sourced

4. 10 TIPS FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIPS

5. FUNDING

Useful tips for funding your social enterprise idea

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