Six partner organisations (VSBI, Social Enterprise International, ECOSynergy, Elephant, SLAP and KophHandUndFuss) bid successfully for an EU grant to set up FairShares Labs. Each labs will develop a process for incubating FairShares Ideas (using a planner) and providing education (using a FairShares e-Learning and Exchange too). Pilot projects will run throughout 2018 and the result will be discussed at a conference in early 2019.
Idea workshops, incubation workshops and planning workshops will be combined with coaching support to help groups prepare a FairShares Canvass that outlines their FairShares Plan.
The labs bring together three elements of the FairShares Model:
- Five values and principles
- Six key questions for enterprise design and development
- Four legal choices
…with learning techniques and ICT technologies that will help professionals run a Living Lab:
As participants develop their work within a FairShares Lab, they will answer questions about their FairShares enterprise. The FairShares Canvass helps participants understand the relevance, feasibility and sustainability of their ideas and turn them into social enterprise (business) plans.