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ANNEX_2_SEED_Questionnaire_ Final_11_1_2016

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SEED QuestionnaireDear Madame/SirWe are carrying out a questionnaire based survey in 6 countries to understand and indentify thecapacity and training needs of the Social Entrepreneurship system in the framework of the EU co-funded Project “Social Entrepreneurship in a European Dimension-SEED”. The information youprovide in this questionnaire will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and will not be sharedwith any other party. The results of the survey will be published only as aggregated data withoutmentioning the sources and the interviewees involved.Nonetheless, the purpose of this survey is also to identify “champions” and “case studies” in thedomain of Social Entrepreneurship: if you wish to provide the consent to share operational (and notfinancial) information of yourself as an individual and/or your organization to be included in theSEED Project as a case study please tick the box below”.☐ Yes, I agree to be included in the SEED Project as a case studyThe Structure of the QuestionnaireThe questionnaire is structured in three parts. The first part includes questions that aim tocharacterize the profile of your enterprise. The second part aims at understanding whatcompetencies you consider to be critical for developing your role as a socialenterprise/entrepreneur, as well as for supporting social entrepreneurship in your country. Thethird part focuses on the identification of the needs for education and training which youconsider important for your development. Thank you in advance for your time in completing this questionnaire!For the Interviewer:Date:______________________ Location: ______________________________________Type of Interview: Face 2 Face ☐ Phone/Skype ☐ eMail ☐ Other ☐______________ 1

Part I: Respondent data – profile of the organisationOrganization Name: _________________________________________________________________Address: ___________________________________ Tel: ________________E-mail: ________________Name of the person providing the data: _________________________________________________Position in the organisation: _____________________________________________________________Tel: _________________E-mail: ______________Legal form of Organisation: ☐ Association/Foundation ☐ Social Enterprise/Social Cooperative ☐ Cooperative ☐ Mainstream Enterprise ☐ Other (please specify) _________________________________________Type of activities: (please tick one or more boxes) ☐ Social and economic integration of the disadvantaged and excluded Please Specify: ______________________________________________________________ ☐ Social services of general interest (such as long term care for the elderly and for people with disabilities; education and child care; employment and training services; social housing; health and medical services.) Please Specify: ______________________________________________________________ ☐ Economic activity of general interest (such as community transport, environment, land-based industries such as agriculture, food processing, etc.) Please Specify: ______________________________________________________________ ☐ Strengthening democracy, civil rights, solidarity and digital participation Please Specify: ______________________________________________________________ ☐ Other Please Specify: ______________________________________________________________Source of revenues: (if more than one, please rate their importance starting from 1 as the most important ) ☐ Market sources e.g. the sale of goods and services to the public or private sector ☐ Revenue derived from public contracts ☐ Direct government/public authorities grants / subsidies ☐ Membership fees, donations and sponsorship ☐ Other forms of revenue (such as income from renting assets, in kind donations etc). Please specify: _______________________________________Total number of paid employees in the Organisation: _____ 2Year of Establishment of the Organisation: ________

Part II: Critical competencies and factors for social entrepreneurshipdevelopmentQuestion 1. Which competencies do you consider important for the people involved in thedevelopment of social entrepreneurship initiatives?Please, tick the competencies below using a priority scale from 1 (Very Important) to 4 (Not Important) Competencies for Very Important Slightly Not Social Entrepreneurship Development Important 2 Important Important ☐Knowledge about the concept of social 1 3 4entrepreneurship / enterprise ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Academic or technical qualifications of the socialentrepreneur in the social business area ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Management skills and qualifications of thesocial entrepreneur ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Ability to identify various financing instrumentsand sources ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Networking skills of the social entrepreneur ☐Awareness and sensitivity to societal needs ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Ensuring availability of motivated volunteers and ☐ ☐ ☐collaborators ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Ability of social entrepreneurs to develop adetailed business plan ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Knowledge about the relevant national & EUpolicies and legislation ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Other (please specify):_______________________________________ ☐ ☐ ☐________________________________________Question 2. In which of the following thematic areas do social entrepreneurs need support for theeffective operation of a social enterprise?Please, tick the areas below using a priority scale from 1 (High priority) to 4 (None).Thematic areas High Moderate Low None priority priority priorityLeadership and human resources management 2 4Project management/ Strategic planning 1 ☐ 3 ☐Financial management and planning ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Communication/ Community engagement ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐EU Projects Management for SE ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Audiovisual and Multimedia Tools for SE ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Management of Volunteering Events ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Laws and regulations ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Analysis of the external enviroment: SWOT ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Analysis, Customers, International markets ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ 3

Other (please specify) ____________________ ☐ ☐ ☐☐_______________________________________Question 3. Are you currently attending or have you during the last 3 years attended any trainingrelated to social entrepreneurship development?YES ☐ NO ☐If yes, please, tick the specific themes/ topics Themes/ Topics ☐ Leadership and human resources management ☐ Project management/ Strategic planning ☐ Financial management and planning ☐ Communication/ Community engagement ☐ EU Projects Management for SE ☐ Audiovisual and Multimedia Tools for SE ☐ Management of Volunteering Events ☐ Laws and regulations ☐ Analysis of the external enviroment: SWOT Analysis, Customers, International markets ☐ Other (please specify) ____________________Question 4. In which ways the public sector should support social entrepreneurship in your country?Please, indicate the three (3) most important priorities for action, starting from 1 as the most important Topics/ areas of public support ☐ Provide more training for social entrepreneurs ☐ Educate consumers / users about social entrepreneurship ☐ Facilitate financing / Access to Finance ☐ Create opportunities/platform for SE to connect and network ☐ Provide Business Advisory Services ☐ Increase awareness in the business community about SE ☐ Educate the public sector stakeholders (local authorities, etc) ☐ Make the business environment easier (regulations, etc) ☐ Other (please specify) _________________________________________________________ 4

Part III: Education and Training Needs in Social EntrepreneurshipQuestion 5. Does the existing education and training system in your country covers adequately theknowledge and competence areas that may be required for setting up and operating a socialenterprise?Please, rate the topics/ areas below using a scale from 1 (To a great extent) to 4 (Not at all). To a Somewhat Very Not at allKnowledge and competence areas great little extent 1 2 34Leadership and human resources management ☐ ☐ ☐☐Project management/ Strategic planning ☐ ☐ ☐☐Financial management and planning ☐ ☐ ☐☐Communication/ Community engagement ☐ ☐ ☐☐EU Projects Management for SE ☐ ☐ ☐☐Audiovisual and Multimedia Tools for SE ☐ ☐ ☐☐Management of Volunteering Events ☐ ☐ ☐☐Laws and regulations ☐ ☐ ☐☐Analysis of the external enviroment: SWOT ☐ ☐ ☐☐Analysis, Customers, International marketsOther (please specify) ____________________ ☐ ☐ ☐☐Question 6. How important is the need for specific education and training in the various socialenterprise development phases identified below?Please rate the importance from 1 (Very Important) to 4 (Not Important).Social enterprise development phases Very Important Slightly Not Important Important Important 1234Identification and diagnosis of social needs and ☐☐☐☐opportunitiesSelecting and structuring ideas for social enterprises ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Developing social entrepreneurship ideas and ☐☐☐☐transforming them into actionAchieving sustainability of social entrepreneurship ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐initiativesPromoting partnerships and networking of social ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐entrepreneurship initiativesPromoting effective social impacts of social ☐☐☐☐enterprises ☐☐☐☐Assessing results and impacts of socialentrepreneurship initiatives 5

Question 7: How important is the need for specific education and training on the topic:“Social Enterprises’ Human Resources Management/Diagnosing learning needs”?Please rate the importance from 1 (Very Important) to 4 (Not Important). Human resources management Very Important Slightly Not Important Important ImportantKey concepts for human resources management 2Basic aspects on the demand for lifelong learning 1 ☐ 3 4Assessing the vocational training situation in a social ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐enterprise ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Determination of further training needsDetermination of skills assessment tools ☐ ☐ ☐Planning vocational training based on identifiedlearning needs ☐☐☐☐Other (please specify) ____________________ ☐☐☐☐ ☐☐☐☐ ☐☐☐☐Question 8: How important is the need for specific education and training on the topic:“Leadership, Creativity and Innovation in Social Enterprises”?Please rate the importance from 1 (Very Important) to 4 (Not Important).Innovative approaches in Social Entrepreneurship Very Important Slightly Not Important Important ImportantCreativity approach in providing products and 2services of a social enterprise; Competitive 1 ☐ 3 4advantages ☐ ☐ ☐Social enterprise and social innovation approachesCommunity development approach to Social ☐☐☐☐Entrepreneurship ☐☐☐☐Business Leadership and managementInnovative social enterprise: case for reflection ☐☐☐☐Innovative EU social enterprise: case study ☐☐☐☐Other (please specify) ____________________ ☐☐☐☐ ☐☐☐☐ 6

Question 9: If you were given the possibility to attend specialized training to increase your capacity,which topics or themes would you be interested in?Please use a rating from 1 (Most likely) to 4 (Extremely unlikely) to classify your interest. Topics/ Themes Most Likely Less Extremely Likely Likely unlikelyLeadership and human resources management 2Project management/ Strategic planning 1 ☐ 3 4Financial management and planning ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Communication/ Community engagement ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐EU Projects Management for SE ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Audiovisual and Multimedia Tools for SE ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Management of Volunteering Events ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Laws and regulations ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Analysis of the external enviroment: SWOT Analysis, ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Customers, International markets ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Other (please specify) ___________________________ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐☐☐ ☐Question 10: Which factors would motivate you to enroll in VET/HEI programmes for socialentrepreneurs?Please, indicate the three (3) most important reasons, starting from 1 as the most importantReasons for enrolling in VET/HEI social entrepreneurship programmes☐ Updating and improving knowledge☐ Acquisition of new knowledge and competencies☐ Specialization in a specific area☐ Performance improvement☐ Other (please specify)______________________________________________ 7

Question 11: Which would you consider the main obstacles for enrolling in VET/HEI programmes forsocial entrepreneurs?Please, indicate the three (3) most important obstacles, starting from 1 as the most important. Obstacles for participating in training ☐ Training too expensive or difficult to afford ☐ Lack of free time ☐ Family responsibilities ☐ Lack of flexible training programmes ☐ Lack of targeted programmes ☐ No programmes available ☐ Other (please specify)__________________________________________________Question 12: Which type of training model would you prefer?Please use a rating from 1 (Most Preferable) to 4 (Not Preferable) for each training model. Preferred training models Most Preferable Less Not Preferable Preferable preferableGeneral (classroom/workshop) training 2Individual consultancy to entrepreneur/manager 1 ☐ 3 4Training-action programmes in the enterprise ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Out-door training ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Internships ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐On-line/e-learning ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Other (please specify) ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐___________________________ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Please feel free to make any suggestions or comments you consider necessary as regards socialentrepreneurship development and in particular the training gaps and needs in this area.Thank you very much for your participation! 8

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