SKI.F.T. - Skills for Transition - Increasing the Impact of Micro and Small Social Economy Enterprises 

aims to support the development of small and micro cooperative and social economy enterprises (SMEs) for green transition. The purpose is to contribute to the development of new business models in the circular economy and engage these businesses in green transition activities. 

SKI.F.T. will provide cooperative and social economy enterprises with fewer than 50 employees with mentoring, business development, and financial support to adjust their business models. The project aims to support businesses in their collaboration with local and green value chain partners and strengthen them in communication through documentation and showcasing of their results. 

The SKI.F.T. project aims to:

  • Develop sustainable business models based on new technologies that enable green transition activities.
  • Assist companies in reconsidering their role in relation to private and public actors, as well as in establishing local green markets and value chains.
  • Support them in communicating their efforts more effectively by collecting documentation and disseminating results to a broader audience.

Through the project's activities, SKI.F.T. partners will employ a collective approach based on:

  • Transnational exchange organized in continuous interaction and feedback with local actors and activities.
  • Joint capacity-building sessions at the local level (organized alongside individual counseling and coaching), bringing together small and micro-cooperative enterprises as well as private and public actors and potential partners to develop entrepreneurship from a systemic perspective based on collaboration and partnership.

This will promote the emergence of local green value chains increasingly based on democratic and purpose-driven cooperative principles. 

Project partners

Kooperationen (DK) (Lead Coordinator)
Foundation for Social and Economic Initiatives - FISE (PL)
Demetra Formazione (IT)
Legacoop Emilia-Romagna (IT)
Centro Servizi Aziendali Coesi Società Cooperativa Impresa Sociale (COESI) (IT)
European Network of Cities and Regions for the Social Economy (REVES aisbl)
European Confederation of Industrial and Service Cooperatives (CECOP aisbl) 

Main activities

Organisation of four transnational in-presence and three online capacity-building seminars
Organisation, at European level, of online twinning exchange between beneficiary enterprises
Development of the SKI.F.T. methodology, including repository of tools
Provision of advisory services at local level
Provision of coaching/business support at local level
Provision of direct financial support
Dissemination of project outputs

Main outputs

Four transnational in-presence capacity-building seminars as well as three online capacity-building seminars and related reports
Advisory Services (at least 30 activities delivered to at least 60 beneficiary enterprises)
Coaching/Business support (delivered to at least 60 beneficiary enterprises)
Direct financial support (delivered to at least 60 beneficiary enterprises) - European webinar


EN Co Funded By The EU POS

Co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or EISMEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

  • Contact the Coordinator

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    Elsa Brander

    T. +45 33 55 77 44

    M. +45 22 51 56 30