On 29th of January, 2015, in the conference hall of hotel “Ezerets”, Blagoevgrad, Blagoevgrad Municipality, Bulgaria, was held the closing conference on the project “Establishing a network of social enterprises to implement innovative marketing strategies" implemented by Association of South Western Municipalities in partnership with Social Enterprise Coalition, United Kingdom, with the financial support of the Operational Programme "Human Resources Development", co-funded by the European Social Fund of the European Union.
To participate in the meeting were invited representatives of all target groups - Local authorities in the districts of Blagoevgrad and Kyustendil - municipalities Bansko, Blagoevgrad, Bobov dol, Boboshevo, Gotse Delchev, Garmen, Dupnitsa, Kocherinovo, Kresna, Kyustendil, Nevestino, Petrich, Razlog , Rila, Sandanski, Sapareva banya, Satovcha, Simitli, Strumyani, Treklyano, Hadzhidimovo and Yakoruda; Regional authorities - Regional authorities with administrative centers Blagoevgrad and Kyustendil and territorial structures of ASH in both areas; Social enterprises in both areas.
Active participation took fifty representatives of the target groups and the team of the Association of South Western Municipalities. The conference program included a presentation of the results of the project, project partners, presentation of an Internet platform for social entrepreneurship and free discussion to generate ideas for future joint projects between members of the Network for Social Entrepreneurship.
The results of the project were presented by its manager – Lyubitsa Tomova. The internet platform for social entrepreneurship was presented by Radostin Valeov – member of the team that developed the platform.
The representatives of the target groups were awarded certificates for participation in the project and realization of the project activities.
During the conference the participants were provided work packages, including folder, pad, pen and print presentations, brochure, a collection of best practices in paper and electronic form and sticker.
All submitted materials meet the requirements for visualization of the OP "Human Resources Development". In the conference room where the meeting was held were located two information banner project.