baSE - Blueprint for advanced skills & trainings in the social economy

Funded by: the European Commission, Erasmus+

Financing agreement: 101055640—BASE—ERASMUS-EDU-2021-PI-ALL-INNO

Total value: 3.995.887 Euro

Period: 1.09.2022 - 31.08.2026


Beneficiaries: The partnership is composed of 25 partners from 10 European countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain.

Among the 25 partners we have umbrella organisations and european social economy networks, VET providers, universities and social economy practitioners: Diesis Network, The Wheel, Concertation Des Organisations Representatives De L'economie Sociale - ConcertES, Akmi Anonimi Ekpaideftiki Etairia (Akmi Ae), Europaischer Verband Beruflicher Bildungstrager (Evbb) Ev (Evbb), Legacoopsociali Associazione Nazionale Delle Cooperative Sociali (Legacoopsociali), Enaip Net Impresa Sociale Societa Consortile SRL (Enaip Net), Associazione Italiana Per La Promozione Della Cultura Della Cooperazioe E Del Non Profit (A.I.C.Co.N.), Chambre Francaise De L'economie Sociale Et Solidaire (Ess France), Fundacja Inicjatyw Spoleczno-Ekonomicznych (Fise), Social Economy Europe, Asociatia Centrul Pentru Legislatie Nonprofit (CLNR), Symplexis, Mondragon Corporacion Cooperativa Scoop, Koszalinska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego Spolka Akcyjna (Szowes), Innova Eg, Gr Eurocert SRL, Stiftung Universitat Hildesheim (Uni Hildesheim), Universite De Liege (Uliege), Fundatia Alaturi De Voi Romania (Adv Romania), Doba Fakulteta Za Uporabne Poslovnein Druzbene Studije Maribor (Doba Fakulteta), Association Europeenne Pour La Formation Professionnelle (EVTA), Institut National Des Sciences Et Industries Du Vivant Et De L'environnement - Agroparistech, Bk Consult Gmbh.

Associated partners: Institute for Economic Democracy (IED), Spanish Social Economy Employers Confederation (CEPES), EUCLID NETWORK, Uczelnia Korczaka, LIFELONG LEARNING PLATFORM, EUROPEAN NETWORK OF SOCIAL INTEGRATION ENTERPRISES (ENSIE), CASES - Cooperativa António Sérgio para a Economia Social, CIPRL

ADV Romania, Asociatia Centrul Pentru Legislatie Nonprofit (CLNR) and GR EUROCERT SRL are the partners from Romania.

About the project:

The BASE project aims at setting up an alliance for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills for the Social Economy and proximity ecosystem, to facilitate knowledge exchange between universities, VET and social economy actors, contributing to the growth of the ecosystem.

The project will address skills mismatches and provide new skills in terms of occupational profiles in the SE sector and will design and deliver four competence-based curricula for upskilling social economy practitioners.


  1. To identify the skills needs for building relevant training and curricula and implementing new vocational education content and pedagogical methodologies, across the sector
  2. To identify, develop and promote upskilling schemes, training tools, to establish a more diverse workforce
  3. To establish a European Alliance to share processes, knowledge and practices and secure political support for mobilizing policy makers and key stakeholders at the EU and national level through involvement of a broad range of stakeholders: social economy enterprises, educational institutions, training providers, research institutions, social partners and social economy experts
  4. The socio-economic regeneration of the territories by boosting local economies and bringing social innovation to tackle the societal challenges of local communities


  • Research on social economy skills gaps;
  • Creation of "SocioComp"- Social Economy Competence Framework and establishment of an Occupational Profile for the Social Economy Practitioner
  • The creation/use of the BASE-Watch as an innovative tool for skills anticipation in the SE sector
  • Design of baseline curricula for upskilling Social Economy Practitioners
  • Creation of MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Platform which will provide interactive courses
  • Policy recommendations to strengthen social economy VET training provision