Organizing ‘SELF Asia with ASES 2012’ for the fist time, Korea Social Enterprise promotion Agency, KoSEA, attempts to create ecosystem - including policy agenda, supporting structure regarding development of sustainable communities and global cooperation - in order to encourage social entrepreneurship in Asia.
As the Korean government has officially named the year 2012 as ‘2012 Visit Jeollabuk-do Year’, this event will be hosted in Jeollabuk-do. We encourage you to participate in this meaningful event, ‘SELF Asia with ASES 2012’.
KOSEA, Korea Social Enterprise promotion Agency, was established to support the startup and operation of Social Enterprises and to facilitate related private sector activities. Our goals are to expand the social services and to create new jobs, thereby contributing to social integration and promotion of the quality of life. Found the Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency(KOSEA) by the Social Enterprise Promotion Act.
Finding Social Enterprise models and supporting project development
Support for Social Enterprises
We seek to find innovative ideas that can build a better society, and we support transforming such ideas into Social Enterprises.
Social Venture Competition
Promotes the understanding and interest of the youth and the general public for Social Ventures and Social Enterprises. Aims to create a boom and expands the base for Social Enterprises.
Youth Social Entrepreneurs Bringing-up Program
To foster new Social Enterprises, comprehensive support including finances, mentoring, and office space for the youth social entrepreneurs who have innovative and creative business items is provided.
Korean Government adopts Social Enterprises Certification System. KOSEA gives advice to enterprises and organizations preparing to become Social Enterprises on the procedures and requirements needed for certification.
Contribution to Community Program for Retirees
Satisfies the desires of the retirees to contribute to the society. Expands the base for social services by inducing continuous social activities of the retirees.
Enables individuals to attain self-realization and to contribute to their local communities by providing opportunities for them to share their expertise and experiences with Social Enterprises, NPOs(non-profit private organizations), and social-welfare institutions.
We foster social entrepreneurs and support Social Enterprises to promote the capacities and sustainability of Social Enterprises.
Social Entrepreneur Academy
Propagates the values and vision of Social Enterprises through education. Trains social entrepreneurs to generate innovative ideas and to develop expert management skills.
Provides management consultations for Social Enterprises to boost the entrepreneurial spirit of social entrepreneurs. Meets consulting needs and establishes foundations for the self-management of Social Enterprises.
Cultivation of new markets for Social Enterprises
Facilitates Social Enterprises and improves their sustainability by acquiring new markets.
Setting up networks
Provides a network of exchanges among Social Enterprises, the general public, NGOs, religious organizations, large companies.
Social Enterprises Festival
Hosts major events (named ‘Hanmadang’) to celebrate Social Enterprises Day (July 1). Renews the citizens’ interest in ethical consumption and enterprises. Utilizes the Hanmadang event as an opportunity to instigate continuous participation by the citizens. Provides an opportunity for Social Enterprises to communicate with infrastructures that have support capacities; creates networks.
Strengthens the capacities of Social Enterprises through cooperative projects related to Social Enterprises both in Korea and abroad.
Assessment and monitoring
Conducts annual and trend analyses of management performance and accomplishment of social objectives. Measures and evaluates the economic and social performances of Social Enterprises.
Factual survey of Social Enterprises
Conducts a factual survey on the activities of Social Enterprises. Produces reliable and accurate information and utilizes information for formulating policies to promote Social Enterprises.
Disclosure of Social Enterprises´ management information
Induces Social Enterprises to practice transparent management and obtains the people´s trust by encouraging Social Enterprises to publicly announce their management information.