Non-Degree / Dates: 25-29 July 2022

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.


Katri-Liis Lepik is Associate Professor of Management at Tallinn University, Estonia and Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University, UK. She is a lecturer and council member in a unique Master’s programme of Social Entrepreneurship in Estonia and a mentor in the Social Entrepreneurship Incubation Program. She is a board member of The Skill Mill Limited – an award-winning Social Enterprise dedicated to the employment of young ex-offenders by providing environmental maintenance services since 2013. She has co-founded E-dible a Social Enterprise which tackles food waste in innovative and creative ways.  She is a national rapporteur for the European Commission’s report on Mapping of Social Enterprises and their eco-system in Estonia.

Audrone Urmanaviciene  is a lecturer of social entrepreneurship at Tallinn University. She has PhD in Management Science. Audrone’s researching interests are social enterprise, social impact and social impact assessment. She is a member of EMES – an international research network for social enterprises. She is also the Communication Manager in COST network project “Multi-disciplinary innovation for social change”. Audrone participates in COST network COST action “Empower-SE” 16206.


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. As an example, please see also the full programme from summer 2020 (online version of the course).


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 3 ECTS points and a certificate of completion.

Course fee

Early-Bird Course Fee (until 31 March 2022)200€
Regular Course Fee (after 31 March 2022)250€

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

NB! Read also about scholarships!

"I loved meeting people from diverse backgrounds in my course and having discussions from mutiple perspectives. The international enivronment was really helpful in triggering thinking."

Ho Nam Lam, Hong Kong
Social Enterprises: Using Your Creativity and Sensitivity #tss2019

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