Social enterprises promote and contribute to human development and sustainable development at the local level.
In particular they identify and offer solutions to social and environemental problems. social entrepreneurs develop new ideas and give life to innovative products, services or models by creating collaborations and partnerships with local actors. Thus, they are able to answer to needs that are not yet satisfied or completely resolved by existing solutions.
The Social Economy Unit and the Yunus Social Business Center University of Florence, implement and participate in projects that aim at creating enabling ecosystems for the development of social enterprises and provide consultancy to future social entrepreneurs both in Italy and abroad. The M&E and Impact Evaluation Unit of ARCO evaluates the results of projects that are implemented by different organizations that aim to promote social enterprises.
Over the years, ARCO has gained multiple experiences both in terms of countries and areas of intervention. ARCO is involved in: