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Social Entrepreneurs in Danmark
(Sociale Entreprenører i Danmark (SED))


Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark is a national association for everyone interested in social entrepreneurship, social innovation, social enterprise, co-production and other solutions to welfare issues across the civil, public and private sectors.

Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark (SED) is a networking forum where social entrepreneurs can find knowledge, get help and support, exchange experiences and ideas and mutually inspire each other. This applies to whether one has a long experience as a social entrepreneur, has just started or is simply interested in looking into the possibilities of the area.
Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark is constantly working to strengthen networks for social entrepreneurs locally, nationally in Denmark and internationally to the benefit of our members.

Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark are working for creating the optimal conditions for social entrepreneurs in terms of funding, education and sharing of knowledge. We are a source of news, research and events for members based in Denmark, and present models of Danish social enterprise to the rest of the world.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The work of Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark is based both on scientific research and practical experience. Social entrepreneurship is seen in a larger holistic and sustainable perspective of the need for new models of environmental, social and economic change. Therefore Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark see the UN Sustainable Development Goals (The SDG’s) as a natural framework for the work of the association. Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark in particular works with Goal 4 Education, Goal 12 Sustainable Consumption and Goal 17 Partnerships for Action.
Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark work indirectly with several of the SDGs, through the dissemination of goals.
Specifically, Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark work with:
– Goal 4 (Quality Education)  target 7 (ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development).
– Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) target 3-9
– Goal 10 (Reducing Inequalities) target 2
– Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) target 1
– Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) target 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8
– Goal 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) target 6 and 10b
– Goal 17: (Partnerships for the Goals)

SED is mainly run by voluntary work.

Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark originally started as alumni for former students from the Master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship at Roskilde University in May 2010. In 2012, the association was opened for everyone interested in promoting the field of social entrepreneurship. The Association still works closely with institutional partners such as Universities,

Anyone interested in promoting the field of social entrepreneurship can become a member of Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark.
Standard membership is 100 danish kroner a year (13 euro),
Membership for companies (social enterprises and others) and municipalities is 500 danish kroner a year  (65 euro),
Membership for large companies (social enterprises and others) and organizations is 1000 danish kroner+ a year  (130 euro+).
Read more about membership: here

News and information 
Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark brings news and information on social entrepreneurship, social innovation, social enterprise, co-production, voluntary work, impact investment from Denmark and the rest of the world, on our homepage, in our Conference- and event calendar, through our linkpage and our monthly newsletter.
You can sign up for our newsletter (at the moment only available in danish):  here
You can follow SED on social media, where we also bring uncommented news from the social entrepreneurship field.
Follow SED on facebook here
Follow SED on Twitter here
Follow SED on LinkedIn here

You can also subscribe to SED’s YouTube Chanel here – where both Danish and English videos are available.
SED also runs an updated list of social enterprises in Denmark with currently around 350 social enterprises. See the list here

Events and venues
Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark host several network meetings, conferences, study trips and other events to promote social entrepreneurship, create room for networking, contribute to the creative dialogue, sharing of knowledge and skill development for social entrepreneurs.
More on events and venues: here

Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark has been involved in a variety of projects, either conducted alone or with additional partners.
Among others, Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark has been participating in the EU ERASMUS+  project ”Social entrepreneurship development in Baltic Sea region” together with other organisations that supports social enterprises in Estonia, Latvia, Lituania, Poland, Sweden and Finland from September 2014 to August 2016 and a Seed Money project ”BSR youth social entrepreneurship development” also with partners from Baltic Sea countries from April 2016 to March 2017.
Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark is currently also participating in the Norden project “Social entrepreneurship development in the Baltic Sea region”  from 2017-2018 and in the Erasmus+ project “Improvement of the social entrepreneurship networking and educational possibilities in the Baltic Sea region” from 2018-2020.

National and international cooperation and partners
Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark cooperates with a wide range of organizations and institutions in Denmark among others: KooperationenForeningen for Social InnovationDet Kooperative Fællesråd i AarhusFonden for EntreprenørskabDen Sociale KapitalfondVIA University College and a large number of social enterprises.
Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark also engages in international cooperation with organizations and stakeholders that supports social entrepreneurs and social enterprises and has contacts in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, Russia, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Kenya, Burundi, Ireland, Spain and England.
As a part of the international cooperation, Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark joined Social Enterprise UK in the efforts to have more countries join the international Social Enterprise Day in November 2017 and 2018. This work will continue in the future.
Since June 2017 Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark has been the national expert for World Summit Awards (WSA). In that capacity, Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark nominates Danish digital innovations with social impact for the Award once a year.
Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark is a member of the Social Entrepreneurship Support Network (a network of organizations that supports social enterprises and social entrepreneurship from the countries around the Baltic Sea).
The network runs the learning-platform
Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark is also a member of Euclid Network, Østersø NGO Netværk, Danmark (The Baltic Sea NGO Network, Denmark) and Globalt Fokus.

Verification of social enterprises
Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark cooperate with Social Enterprise World Forum to offer the SEWF verification to danish social enterprises.

Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark are working politically to promote social entrepreneurship on the public agenda.
This is done by bringing contributions to the debate, writing articles, hosting events and initiating other activities.


For further information contact Chairman of the Board for Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark, Per Bach email., tel. + 45 40 11 86 40

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