One of Eurodiaconia’s focus areas is to promote social enterprise initiatives among our members to organise their provision of social and health care services. In spite of the growing importance of social enterprise projects among Eurodiaconia members, many of them are faced with challenges in accessing funding sources which are able to finance such projects in an adequate manner. The impact of the crisis and austerity measures have resulted in tighter public budgets and, consequently, diminished public funding opportunities for social enterprises. Moreover, this is happening in a context of increasing demand for social services. In view of this, diaconal providers of social services have turned to private sources of funding as a way to circumvent these shortages.
Eurodiaconia, therefore, wishes to improve the understanding among diaconal social enterprises of which types and instruments of private financing are available to them and to assess which among those could be most useful to fulfil the social mission of social enterprise projects. To do so, Eurodiaconia is issuing this Call for Tenders with a view to selecting a researcher/consultant who will perform the duties described in these Terms of Reference.
The tender shall be entirely drafted in English. The proposal shall be submitted at the latest by 10 November 2015 at 23:59 CET by e-mail to email@example.com.