What has been going on in Barcelona Social Business City?

 

After the program ended in 2017, we evaluated the results of the actions undertaken and activities implemented to make Barcelona a Social Business City.

An important result of the program was the birth of the Yunus Social Business Centre University of Barcelona, and of the Social Business City Barcelona association.
From the interviews we conducted among the social entrepreneurs the Program had involved, it emerged that nowadays Barcelona stimulates the development of new forms of entrepreneurship. Thanks to the Program, many young people are entering the world of social entrepreneurship with new ideas and valid goals.

The entrepreneurs were generally satisfied with the SBC Program and happy with the mentoring and support they received. They stressed the importance of cooperating with other enterprises and organizations as a source of mutual help and inspiration.

Meet the enterprises

Supercuidadoras

A new way of taking care of the person you love

The social enterprise Supercuidadoras is a network that aims at supporting the families and caregivers who are taking care of a person affected by Alzheimer.The social impact of Supercuidadoras is twofold: on the one side, it helps people affected by Alzheimer, on the other, it offers a worthy and well-paid job to former female caregivers, who were exposed to social and labor exclusion after having spent a time taking care of their relative.

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Up! Training Club

A training centre and much more

Up! Training Club is a social business that wants to answer to the high rate of unemployment and job dissatisfaction, especially among young people.

Thanks to the method developed by the Up!’s founder, customers are provided with guidance services that help them better identify their own abilities and interests, improve their personal skills, and define personal and professional development paths that will improve their employability.

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Footprint

A project in the making

Footprint’s objective is to create a web-platform and an app to boost social and environmental responsible consumption, conscious tourism, and micro-volunteering.

Footprint platform will feature: a marketplace for socially-responsible products and services in your city, a calendar for short-term regular volunteering activities in your city, opportunities for organizations, social enterprises, NGOs as well as individuals to raise awareness on their products/services, and create a volunteering event.

"It is an entrepreneurship program
focused on providing social entrepreneurs with tools,
knowledge and contacts.
It is a real laboratory for business and personal development."

AnaSocial entrepreneur
social business