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Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 20 ISSUE 1
Written by Nelly BENCHEVA, Teodora STOEVA

Social entrepreneurship and social enterprises in the EU, as part of the social economy, are still an untapped business model, with its own specific features and characteristics. Social enterprises seek mainly support and consultations from experienced practicing business consultants and advisors who not only understand the social sector but also possess the necessary skills, qualifications and competencies to provide quality advice. The development of social entrepreneurship and social enterprises, led by entrepreneurial intentions but focused on social objectives, is a trend which is observed in the EU countries with a different level of economic development and specificity in legal systems. The development of the skills and competencies of business advisors aim to improve awareness and partnership relations with social enterprises. This development is based on the personal experience and achievements of business advisors, which it provides in the form of professional advice on a range of topics related to the social enterprises. The aim of this article is to explore the entrepreneurial skills evaluation, competencies, additional qualifications and training needs in terms of the gap between the current and the desired state of knowledge, skills and qualifications of the social business advisors in EU.

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