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Social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Nordic countries  

Initiatives to promote social entrepreneurship and social innovation

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The Nordic countries are currently facing major challenges with regard to maintaining and further developing social welfare. Against this background, the Nordic Council of Ministers decided in autumn 2013 to appoint a working group to map initiatives to support social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Nordic countries. The main purpose of this mapping is to increase knowledge of initiatives to support social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Nordic Region in the work to include disadvantaged groups in employment and society. This report presents the results from the mapping and the working group's recommendations for further follow-up.

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Initiatives to support social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Norway

In Norway, the growth of social entrepreneurship and social innovation has primarily been driven by individuals, enterprises and investors. Political interest in the field was demonstrated in 2011 with the establishment of a grant for social entrepreneurs who target their initiatives at combating poverty and social exclusion. In 2014, the financial framework for this grant was increased by NOK 5 million to nearly NOK 8 million in total. At the same time as this grant scheme was set up, a large investor in Norway increased its efforts. Various networks, courses and educational opportunities in the field grew in parallel with this during the same period.

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