Training program for civil servants charged with advising on starting social businesses


While there is already insufficient support for starting a business in terms of effective and efficient policy support, regulatory frameworks, targeted consulting and investment availability, or venture capitalists have become even more difficult as "social initiative" is still widely unknown.

However, social enterprises, given the specific roles among NGOs depending on donor funding and regular profit-oriented businesses, combine two segments that were often incompatible: social work and doing business capital is not regularly deducted from equity. of company capital. This requires a specific type of entrepreneur who engages entrepreneurs in solving social problems, e.g. in the field of education, environmental protection, employment creation for people with disabilities, or poverty reduction, or the like. As social enterprises contribute to increasing the well-being of the population, they need more attention.

Unfortunately, civil servants in support of starting a business are generally aware of the methods and techniques to increase the establishment and management of socially owned enterprises, along with a lack of advisory powers. The following training program aims to support civil servants in charge of social entrepreneurship counseling.


  • Qendra e Studimit te Politikave Evropiane per Zhvillimin Rajonal dhe Lokal- CRLDS
  • Manfred Ziwers

Duration: 15 July 2019 – 31 March 2020

Target groups

  • Personnel selected by government institutions / local and regional administrations responsible for starting business support
  • Personnel selected by the Public Employment Service
  • Interested social entrepreneurs - hopefully

Participants for the course

20-25 participants

Participant selection criteria

  • Appointment by establishment of institutions
  • Appointment by the Employment Service
  • Personal interest, entrepreneurial attitude

Duration of the Program

  • Full version: 16 days of training stretched over a period of 6 weeks
  • Short version: 3 days of training

Frequency of the Program

At the request of the establishment of institutions / PES at central and regional levels

1st Edition

  • Time: 4-6 September 2019
  • Venue: Ministry of Economy and Finance, Tirane
  • Coach: International Coach Manfred Ziwers
  • Facilitator: Luiza Hoxhaj

2nd Edition

  • Time: 13-15 January, 2020
  • Venue: Qendra Rinore, Vlore
  • Coach: International Coach Manfred Ziwers
  • Facilitator: Luiza Hoxhaj

3rd edition

Region of Korça. Date and place will be determined later