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Leading example of social entrepreneurship
in Croatia and region

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We develop green economy and social services
through social enterprises in the community

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Our entrepreneurial experience can be applied
in development of your organization

SERVICES

NEWS

ACT Group is a consortium of social enterprises

ACT Printlab ltd.

We create visual identity, graphic design, develop websites and we print.


Professional, high-quality, innovative products and services that meet the needs of our partners and community.

ACT Konto ltd.

We have specialized in bookkeeping and accounting services for non-profit organizations.

Professional and high-quality services in order to improve operations and increase efficiency.

 

Centre for home assistance of Međimurje County

We arrange meals, do household chores, take care of personal hygiene and meet other daily needs of elderly and infirm persons in their homes.


Improving the quality of life of elderly and infirm.

Social agricultural cooperative Domači vrt

We produce and sell organic fruits, vegetables, grains and herbs and educate on organic production.


Fair trade and employment of vulnerable groups through producing high-quality agricultural products.

 

Volunteer Office of Medjimurje – VUM

We connect volunteers and organizations, provide support and educate, promote and encourage volunteerism.


Mutual aid and self-development, the development of community services and  influences the increase in employment opportunities.

Library Tabula Rasa

We purchase and lend books covering different fields, such as social science, sustainable development, policy and management. We archive fanzines and magazines.


Exchanging information and knowledge and promoting social action.

STRATEGIC PROJECTS

The national network of reuse centers

The goal of this project is to establish the national network of regional reuse centers that will collect, repair and resell products that would probably end as waste. In the first phase centers would start with reselling textile, furniture and consumer goods.

In 2016 the plan is to set up 5 regional reuse centers ( in Čakovec, Zagreb, Pula, Rijeka and Split founded as social cooperatives) and to reassure their strong market and advocating position through founding secondary cooperatives – the national network. In 2017 the plan is to establish re-use centers in other local communities (Osijek Karlovac, Labin, Kutina).

Community Centre Čakovec

The goal is to set up a sustainable  model for the use and for the governance of the public resource where the members of the community  have the possibility to engage in  group, social-entrepreneurial activities as well as social and cultural services and activities.

In 2016 through advocating and establishing partnership cooperation with the City of Čakovec and Međimurje County it is planned to establish the Community Centre Čakovec institution that would manage currently unused social-cultural places in Čakovec and broader.

Regional foundation for the development of local community and civil society

The goal of the project is to establish a local (regional) trust/foundation to support the partnerships, strengthen social capital and the civil society development in the Međimurje County. The trust will focus on the continuous support of projects and activities of the cooperatives and civil society organizations with values of the modern democracy and encouraging inter-sectoral cooperation, philanthropy, volunteerism and improving democratic processes and community social capital.

In 2016 it is planned to develop the foundation model and to establish a stable relationship with key partners and associates.

The development and the establishment of the national system for work integration

The goal of the project is the strategic cooperation of the public sector, private profit sector and private non-profit sector to develop and establish national system of work integration (e.g. through establishing Regional centers for training, rehabilitation and employment of the people with disabilities) and national work integration social enterprises network.

In 2016 it is planned through public and closed events initiate the establishment of the Working group for the development of the work integration system with the Ministry of labor and pension system and assure foundations for establishing the national network of social enterprises for work integration.

IMPACT in 2015

Economic return

USD 1.057.186 total revenue
100%
USD 989.069 total costs
94%
55 %

revenue from sales of goods and services

  • we paid 97% more in state budget compared to the received support from the state budget

  • we paid 30% more in local government budget compared to the received support from the local government budget

  • USD 554.176 invested in local community through salaries,collaboration with local suppliers, volunteers work and donations

Social return

45 workers

73 %

female workers

44 %

workers from disadvantaged groups

91 %

workers from local community

  • 1:4 – ratio between highest and lowest paid workers

  • USD 1,26 – return on human capital

  • USD 11.787 – added value of each worker

  • 18 projects, USD 896.443 projects value, 11.317 beneficiaries

  • 79 persons volunteered 2.801 hours, USD 14.417 volunteer contribution

Environmental return

  • principles of “green office” implemented

  • recycled 1.190 kg of paper

22 %

workers go to the work with bikes

42 %

workers share a car

  • 370.943 kg of waste textile, 1.335 t CO2 reduced

Social Impact Report 2015 (PDF)

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