The Future is Social

The objective of the EMBRACE project was to promote Corporate Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) in HEI educational programmes and improve students’ competences, employability and attitudes contributing to the creation of new business opportunities dealing with social change inside companies as well as promoting collaboration among companies. The EMBRACE project continues through the CSELab (https://cselab.eu)

Review of Corporate Social Entrepreneurship Programmes in HEIs. Comparative Report

This report reviews CSE and CSE related programmes in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Europe and other relevant jurisdictions. In total 602 HEIs from 34 countries were reviewed. The analysis also involved 63 interviews and 19 focus group sessions. In summary, currently there is very little known about CSE. The number of CSE education programme is miniscule. There is a call for national and regional policies to embed CSE as a “way of doing business” in public and private sector organisations.

Handbook for Corporate Social Entrepreneurs

The Handbook for Corporate Social Entrepreneurs bridges the lack of awareness regarding this emergent business model approach, by exploring CSE cases and practices that have been used across Europe by a heterogeneous set of organisations (companies, from different economic sectors, for profit, not-for-profit, public sector, and civic society organisations (CSO)). With this Handbook, organisations can learn and explore how to create and implement social and economic value through Corporate Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) practices.

The Social Enterprise Symposium: launch of new, innovative Training & Education Models, Learning Resources and Training Toolkits for Social Enterprise Development & Scaling

The Erasmus + SocialB Project, including TUS and Ballyhoura Development, has opened registrations to the Social Enterprise Symposium on Friday 18th November in the Enterprise Centre, Croom. The event will present key findings of the SocialB (Social Business Educational Ecosystem for Sustainability and Growth) Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance project.

CSE Webinar
Listen to the CSE Practices Webinar- IBM/Stop the Traffik

In this recorded session, you can hear the amazing work undertaken by IBM/Stop the Traffik and their initiative Traffik Analysis Hub.

CSE Webinar
The EMBRACE Project is awarded a workshop session at the prestigious European Week of Regions and Cities 2022 event

It will be an on-line session on 13/10/22 from 11:30 to 13:00 (Brussels time) and will last maximum 90 minutes. Click below for details and find out how to register.

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Corporate Social Entrepreneurship
Corporate Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) is 'a way of doing business' so that all staff in any given organisation (public, private or third sector) are fully aware of their role, responsibility and contribution to the sustainable socioeconomic enhancement of their organisations and the communities in which they live and work. The CSE process includes: creating an enabling entrepreneurial environment, fostering corporate social intrapreneurship, amplifying corporate purpose and values as well as building strategic alliances in order to solve economic and social problems and to promote the success of emerging innovative business strategies.

The Project


Today’s knowledge-driven global economy demands greater emphasis on addressing the issues of social inclusion, social equality and engaging society in research and innovation processes to generate solutions responsive to societal needs. Such aspirations can only be achieved if there is open collaborative, cooperative engagement between the quadruple helix of actors in any given society. The foundation stone of developing such an inclusive, collaborative, socially aware entrepreneurial society is: Education.

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Methods to facilitate embedding social corporate entrepreneurship within regions.

The transversal skills learned and applications throughout HEIs which are transferable to industry and business communities

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The EMBRACE project consortium comprises of 10 European Partners