Non-Degree / Dates: 15-19 July 2019

The course is intended to contribute to the students’ systematic understanding of social enterprises in order to promote social inclusion of vulnerable people in the community in a sustainable way combining entrepreneurship skills with social responsibility.

After the course, the participant has acquired the knowledge about the characteristic of social enterprises, is able to combine business and social aspect and has improved his /her professional skills to use methods of business development and marketing in order to establish social enterprises.

Co-operating partners: Estonian Network of Social Enterprises, Helpific.

Why this course?

  • The course aims to provide a unique educational experience and opportunity to understand some of the latest developments in social work and related fields.

  • In lectures, interactive seminars and field visits we will look beyond traditional fields in the practice of social work and explore new fields and ideas together.


Zsolt Bugarszki (PhD) is a social worker and expert of social policy. He has spent more than 20 years with the development of community-based services in different countries. In Estonia he works on innovative solutions how to use modern technology, ICT tools and economic models to support vulnerable people in the community. He leads the Social Entrepreneurship MA programme at Tallinn University which is an innovative educational programme following the project-based learning method.

Aune Lillemets (MBA) is the Member Coordinator at Estonian Social Enterprise Network.

Jodee Lim is working as an online community manager. She has worked with several organisations doing interesting, important work from charities and public sector organisations to purpose-driven businesses and social enterprises.


Every day lessons and seminars will be organised as contact hours between 10:00am and 02:00pm while project plans will be developed in small groups independently in the afternoons. Please see also the more detailed schedule.


This course is suitable for students and specialists from social work or related fields (health, psychology, sociology, education etc).  The preconditions (education level, work experience etc) for the participation are not required.

Credit points

During the course, students will create their own plan for social enterprises combining skills and knowledges from different study fields. Upon full participation and completion of course work students will be awarded 4 ECTS points and a certificate of completion.

Course fee

Early-Bird Course Fee (until March 31, 2019)200€
Regular Course Fee (after March 31, 2019)250€

NB! Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.

NB! Read also about scholarships! The deadline for applying for the scholarship for summer 2019 has passed.