SBCP Activities focus on local factors such as :
- Identification and solution of social problems
A local approach that allows YSBCUF Researchers to identify and face cities’ social problems more efficiently. Every territory has its on characteristics and socio-economic dynamics.
- Corrdinating local actors
Shared geographic and socio-economic backgrounds ensure effective interaction between a large variety of actors and target groups, also facilitating co-planning and coordination activities.
- Monitoring and evaluation
The implementation process can be monitored and evaluated at best at local level.
Involving the whole community
The programmes involves a large number of stakeholders and members of the local community including:
- High school and college students
- Entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs
- Local authorities
- Citizens and organizations
- Banks and financial institutions
- Chambers of commerce and business incubators
With a participatory approach
SBCP involves local actors in:
- identifying the various obstacles that prevent the creation of a facilitating ecosystem
- planning the interventions necessary to remove these obstacles
- the development of a corporate culture oriented towards social business
by networking internationally
The SBCP supports and aims at connecting international and local practices and experiences, in order to stimulate networking and identify more effective methods of dealing with social problems.
Social Businesses born in different territories can have similar business models, but different characteristics, and be creators of innovative practices that can increase efficiency and effectiveness. This is why international exchange, especially between Social Business Cities, is strongly promoted.