Developing Communities through a Transnational Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

Els, Georgiana and Chifor, Teodora (2023) Developing Communities through a Transnational Social Entrepreneurship Initiative. In: Smart Diaspora 2023, 10-13 April 2023, Timisoara Romania.

Developing Communities through a Transnational Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

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Transnational Education (TNE) refers to programmes offered in Romania by UK universities in conjunction with a local Romanian partner. According to the British Council’s website there are several Romanian-UK TNE partnerships, however as far as the authors are aware none is developed with a social mission aimed at the development of the local communities - people and places.
The RISE (Research Innovation Sustainability Excellency in Education) social initiative aims to create a micro-cosmos of development in Romania, aimed at generating economic growth in Transylvania, through excellency in educational projects, developing higher skills for people, research projects to stimulate practical and applicable knowledge, business connections, trade and sector linkage. These are the reasons why a common initiative has emerged between Lincoln and the regions from the north-west part of Romania (Bihor, and Cluj, and willing to expand to other parts – e.g., Timisoara) bridged by public and private entities, including the University of Lincoln (UoL) and EduBiz, Romanian educational and social enterprise, aiming at bridging stakeholders, universities, companies, researchers to generate sustainable growth.
Georgiana and Teodora started their joint work in a post-Brexit environment supporting the UoL leadership team to develop one of the University of Lincoln’s strategic objectives as a civic university.
During the workshop, the two researchers are aiming to present the transnational enterprise initiative developed by elaborating on the partnership established, the research pillars identified, lessons learned and possible collaborations with other Romanian institutions.
Workshop participants will be actively engaged in the presentation with the aim of growing the network of Romanian partners from both public and private entities.

Keywords:transnational social enterprise, transnational education, community development, place-making
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N890 Tourism, Transport and Travel not elsewhere classified
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N224 Management and Organisation of Education
X Education > X142 Training Teachers - Higher Education
Divisions:COLLEGE OF ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES > Lincoln International Business School > Department of Marketing, Languages and Tourism
ID Code:56161
Deposited On:21 Sep 2023 13:27

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