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ARIADNE - LdV Innovation Transfer Project

ARIADNE - the managerial guidance in Social Economy based on intrinsic skills, competences and values: commitment, behaviour and motivation

Hivatkozási szám: 2010-1-FR1-LEO05-14505


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. 




Project Contractor and Coordinator

Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et de Management de Tours-Poitiers

Country: FR-France


Contact Person

Name: Thibault CUENOUD

Address: 1 rue Léo Delibes - BP 0535, 37205 Tours cedex 3

Telephone: +33 247 717 171

Fax: +33 247 717 235




Centre d'Economie Sociale, HEC Liège

Country: BE-Belgium



MAC-Team aisbl - Pôle européen des coopérations multi-acteurs

Country: BE-Belgium



European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Entreprises

Country: IT-Italy



Budapest Business School - Budapesti Gazdasági Főiskola 

Country: HU-Hungary


Contact Person

László VARGA

Address: 29-31 Markó utca, H-1055 Budapest

Telephone: +36 1 301 3427

Fax: +36 1 301 3431



The Open University

Country: UK-United Kingdom



Centre International de Recherche et d'Information sur l'Economie Publique, Sociale et Coopérative - France

Country: FR-France



Summary of the project

In the context of this Chair, in March 2009 we launched a training programme on the Social Economy and Management for managers of Social Economy organisations. In the past year, there have been 10 such training programmes, each catering to around fifteen people, i.e. a total of 150 people having attended the training. From the very first programme, we have witnessed a particularly high level of attendance at the training classes. The assessments of participants reveal a strong awareness of the specificities of social economy businesses and a stronger sense of belonging at the end of the training.

Thus, we note that this training programme raises management awareness of:

-                     the merits of the Social Economy

-                     the sense of belonging and pride at belonging to this sector

-                     the need to develop consistency between everyone's daily practices as regards the values advocated, the key is therefore to be particularly attentive to individual behaviour

-                     the essential role of managers in their ability to act as facilitators and intermediaries to encourage employees also to develop an awareness of the importance of the Social Economy and the sense of, and consequently pride in, belonging


However, aside from these results, we are particularly gratified to note that we are tackling key issues regarding the social economy model for economic and social development, in the following contexts:

-                       economic and financial crisis based on the dominant economic model

-                       the socio-ecological transition that we have been observing for some years.


2/ Project flow

It seems therefore relevant to recommend transferring this on-going training experience to the context of a partnership forming part of the European Leonardo (dissemination) programme. This latter is to be conducted in three key phases over two years:

Phase no.1: Based on the construct of a typical ideal model, we propose to identify national training experiments implemented in Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy and the UK and to measure the results obtained by means of the assessments carried out.

Phase no.2: A comparison of these training programmes should permit an exchange of experiences between the different national partners. Identifying the best practices recorded will therefore help build a European Social Economy seminar adaptable to the socio-economic specificities of each country taking part in the project. 

Phase no.3: This training seminar could then be given in each country to managers of social economy businesses and organisations. The results would be assessed to confirm the relevance of the programme. The factors to be measured include: the sense of belonging, pride at belonging, employee commitment and professional behaviours induced by the commitment to social economy values. 


3/ Merits of the project for partners

-                     Exchange of experiences

-                     Optimisation of best practices

-                     Creation of European partnerships

-                     Training benchmark

-                     Construction of a top-quality training model

This project forms part of a larger one aimed at developing research between European academic partners in order to promote a network on Social Economy and Management.


Work programme

WP1 –  Global management and general steering of the project

November 2010 – October 2012 (24 months – continuous)


WP2 –  Transfer and understanding of the initial training innovation

November 2010 – February 2011 (4 months)


WP3 –  Building a European framework of reference for management in the Social Economy

March 2010 – October 2011 (8 months)

HEC-Liège (BE)

WP4 –  Construction (or evolution) of training in management in the Social Economy

            November 2011 – September 2012 (11 months)

            EURICSE (IT)

WP5 –  Development of Hungarian module and a transfer process

            January 2012 – June 2012 (6 months)

            Budapest Business School (HU)

WP6 –  Pilot seminars: Assessment and validation of training programmes (6 months)

            April 2012 – September 2012


WP7 –  Promotion, dissemination and operational plan for training in management in the Social Economy

            January 2011 – October 2012 (22 months)




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