The SAGA Learning approach and curriculum can serve as a basis for the rest of the project as it developed the overall learning approach, learning objectives, skills and competence matrix, curriculum and assessment methods based upon an evidence- and research-based analysis related to the core skills and competences. During the research we analysed the project context and scanned the participating countries for relevant examples of social enterprises in the targeted food, gastronomic and culinary sector, and we mapped the training landscape.
The SAGA learning programme underwent a double innovation loop for validation, first by an internal evaluation by partners focused on review of the content and functionality of the learning environment, and a 2nd loop with a wider sample of participants who went through the whole learning programme. Partners developed country reports based on the feedback. Finally, the aggregated analysis and report provided recommendations for improvements of content, assessment method,
support materials and platform.
SAGA experiences and case studies: provides a compilation of case studies included in the SAGA learning program and other (social) entrepreneurship experiences in Europe that can be used as a tool for inspiration and innovation to raise awareness of the role of social entrepreneurship as a vehicle to alleviate the demographic challenges of Empty Europe. This guide can also be used as a motivation for trainers/students and potential social entrepreneurs, and includes some feedback points from those who have already tested the training program.
SAGA Trainers’ Guide: aimed at trainers who would use the SAGA training programme formally or informally. It includes an overview of the training programme, its content and structures and provides a guide for teachers, trainers and training centres who want to take advantage of the resources and contents of the project to boost the entrepreneurial skills of their students, or include these training materials as additional resources to their existing training offerings.
SAGA NGO Guide: for civil society organisations, NGOs, national and regional institutions, working with/for disadvantaged groups in empty Europe, who are interested in using the SAGA learning programme and the results to generate their own (collaborative) social enterprise in the identified sector (food, gastronomy and culinary heritage) or to support its beneficiaries in the creation of its companies. The guide provides inspiration and ideas on how these organizations can use and adopt the SAGA training program and outcomes.
SAGA Policy Brief: set of recommendations for policy makers related to support the creation of social (collaborative) enterprises, as a way to generate economic activity in the “empty Europe”. It focuses specifically on the importance of a legal framework that protects the actions of social enterprises and provides a guide on how to contribute to the SAGA project to promote social entrepreneurship in rural areas as a sustainable strategy for the future.