||One of the objectives of the Study on Social Enterprise Incubators – SYTYKE project (North Ostrobothnia North Ostrobothnia Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment Centre, ESF, Vipuvoimaa EU:lta) is to prepare a roadmap for the establishment of a social enterprise incubator in Lapland. The project has gathered in-formation on previous activities to promote social entrepreneurship in the region, sought examples from abroad and interviewed representatives of stakeholders and specialists.
Three specialist workshops were organised to support the preparation of the roadmap. The aim of the workshops was to gather the perspectives of the field’s spe-cialists on the establishment, funding, actors, tasks and ope¬rating model of the incuba-tor. In addition to the specialist workshops, four workshops were organised for young people and those in a weak position on the labour market. The aim of the workshops was to identify the needs and wishes of the young people, the factors that influence the establishment of a business, and the target group’s perceptions of entrepreneurship.