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Study on the situation and the legal framework of social entrepreneurship in Lapland, Finland

  Anu Harju-Myllyaho, Marlene Kohllechner-Autto & Sari Nisula
  16/2017 • 43 s. • ,  
  ISBN 978-952-316-188-7 (Stitched) • 978-952-316-189-4 (pdf)
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  This study report, which was produced in the frame of the Interreg Europe financed “Social Enterprises in Sparsely Populated Areas – SOCENT SPAs” project, focuses on the situation of social entrepreneurship in Finland and especially Lapland, providing background information on legislation issues and real-life examples of social enterprises.

The content of the study report was compiled through desk research and the conduction and subsequent analysis of interviews on the subject. The interviewees were chosen based on their involvement in regional development, cooperatives or as holders of the Finnish Social Enterprise Mark.

The data collected in this report serve as background information and justifications to enable the project’s partners to understand the situation in the region and support the elaboration of a relevant action plan aiming at improving the regional policy instrument for better support to social entrepreneurs.