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USU teachers have studied a new technology to promote social entrepreneurship
University teachers have taken advanced training courses on the technology of promoting social entrepreneurship among students and schoolchildren held at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics from 3 to 8 December. The courses were organized by the Agency for Social Investments and Innovations in the framework of the project “In simple words about complicated matters”. During the course, teachers familiarized themselves with the best international and Russian practices in the field of social innovation. They also discussed the system of state support for social entrepreneurship, including the draft federal law on social entrepreneurship, the program of the Social Innovation Centers program, and measures of national projects. The courses were attended by representatives of Southern Federal University, Mari State University, Kostroma State University, Russian University of Cooperation, who are also partners of the project “In simple words about complicated matters”.
Nadezhda Surova, Director of the Institute of Management and Socio-Economic Design of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics Berta Groisman, an expert on social innovations (Israel), Sergey Golubev, head of the Commission on the Development of Social Entrepreneurship “Opora Rossii” gave their lectures to the trainees.
In the framework of the course, participants started developing their own lectures on social entrepreneurship, which they would read to students of their universities in December. The participants also developed detailed schedules to launch the project in their regions, which include lectures for students, a competition for the best student lecture for schoolchildren on social entrepreneurship, and much more.
According to the representative of Ulyanovsk State University, “now there is a clear trend throughout the world to increase the social responsibility of business, which means not so much charity as the inclusion of work with socially vulnerable groups of the population to make the basis of the business model of projects. The project “In simple words about complicated matters”, in which we participate, will allow us not only to acquaint students and schoolchildren with social entrepreneurship, but to arouse the desire in them to create their own social business.”
In addition to classroom work, teachers took part in a round table as part of the All-Russian Civic Forum, which discussed the introduction of new investment tools in the social development of Russia. Participation in the expert discussion allowed them to provide insight into the subject of social entrepreneurship and to hear different points of view on the system of support for socially significant projects.