Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship

in Zabrežje on the island of Mljet

The association DEŠA – Dubrovnik held a workshop on “Introduction to social entrepreneurship” on September 27th on the island of Mljet. The numerous present who had gathered at the House of Culture in Zabrežje, in Babino polje, DEŠA’s members got acquainted with longtime DEŠA’s work and experiences. They also gave them close approach to the Social entrepreneurship that DEŠA promotes within the project SEFOR, and through activities of CEDRA Dubrovnik. A special topics were covered, such as 3P – the basis of social entrepreneurship, people-planet-prosperity, various forms of association and cooperatives as an ideal legal form of social enterprise that aims at employing socially excluded groups, and the development of new models of entrepreneurship that is based on the general accepted social values. In addition to representatives of the National Park, the Municipality of Mljet, Mljet Tourist Board, the workshop was attended by young people from the island who want to support the development of their community in order to continue living on the island. DEŠA has offered cooperation to the institutions and young people, since without cooperation at all levels, there is no community development.