Zöld – Aktív Szociális Szövetkezet
Gree-Active Social Cooperative
The social cooperative is based in Orfű, this settlement includes the county’s main tourist attractions. The main goal is to find jobs, work for the members of the cooperative and organize programs for them and their families to get a good community, to raise their standard of living.
A social enterprise is a business created to further a social purpose in a financially sustainable way.
Our main goal is to find jobs, work for the members of the co-operative and organize programs for them and their families to get a good community and to raise their standard of living.
Green Active Social Enterprise was established in 2013 for social purposes. Our region (South-Hungary, Baranya county) is a depressive area where the rate of unemployment is relatively high. The main goal is to find jobs, work for the members of the co-operative and organize programs for them and their families to get a good community and to raise their standard of living.
There is a big emphasis on education, new approaches in the way of living toward sustainable development. Both the social and the ecological aspects are important for us. Since the organization was granted by an inland application, a professional management has been set to involve members of the target group into the project, so the employment and education get to start. Our enterprise is structured as a for-profit organization but we prefer to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than maximizing profits for external shareholders.
Skills and expertise
The founders of the co-operative and the staff of the enterprise work with a research and social political background, developing and offering sustainable and social activities and services in the South-Transdanubian Region.. They successively organize adult training programmes and workshops, and have already prepared, managed and evaluated several interviews and questionnaires in social, economical and ecological field.
Activities and experiences
The organization was implementing a project Social Renewal Operational Programme in Hungary, co-financed by the European Social Fund.
• developing job market competence of people with low education
• elaborates questions of environmental protection and education
• work out the theory of sustainable development applicable in everyday life
• Strengthening social inclusion, promoting equal opportunities
The Zöld-Aktív Szociális Szövetkezet (Gree-Active Social Cooperative) was established in 2013 for social purposes.
Our region (South-Hungary, Baranya) is a quite depressive area where the rate of unemployment is relatively high.
The social cooperative is based in Orfű, this settlement includes the county’s main tourist attractions. The main goal is to find jobs, work for the members of the cooperative and organize programs for them and their families to get a good community, to raise their standard of living. There is a big emphasis on to extend seasonal employment opportunities in the area for full year employment, improving the situation of local and regional tourism enterprises, local community service, new approaches in the way of living toward sustainable development. Both the social and the ecological aspects are important for us.
Our cooperative is also active in tourism and in “green” lifestyle. Local products, local markets, local workers and local co-operation are basically focused.
The founders of the cooperative and the staff of the enterprise work with a research and social political background, developing and offering sustainable and social activities and services in the county of Baranya.
Most of the founders and staff of our organization are experienced in tourism and/or education, and also have special skills and sense to focus on the questions of accessibility in tourism.
The social cooperatives law changes from 01.01.2018. and it is affected the Zöld-Aktív Szociális Szövetkezet too. According to this change social cooperatives must bear their main activity in their name and became mandatory entering a local government as a member. Our current official name is therefore Green-Active Green areas-care Social Cooperative, abbreviated name remains Green-Active Social Cooperative. We have 13 members, among which we can greet the Local Government of the village Husztót and the South Transdanubian Equestrian Association.
Our featured partner is the University of Pécs Faculty of Economy where we work together with professors and researchers of the Marketing and Tourism Institute.
The social cooperative considers it important to take part in transnational projects where we could learn from each other, we can exchange experience and jointly develop programs.
Making local products
Baking and cooking
Simpler woodwork (making and renewal tables, benches, log tables)
Application writing, Project management
Cleaning, Washing, Ironing
The first multiplication workshop of the international project that focuses on accessible tourism has been recently held for people living with disabilities in Pécs. The Hungarian partner in the project is Zöld-Aktív Szociális Szövetkezet, based in Pecs.
The project’s name: European Peer counselor Training in Accessible Tourism, Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices Its...
The Green-Activ Social Cooperative participate in another international project. The Peer-Act Erasmus+ KA2 project is a program with the...
Our international FairShares Lab project 3th. Newsletter has been published. Click on the image and then on the text: Informations: Newsletter3...
We were on a "NO-GROWTH CONFERENCE" on 22 March in Orfű where we gave eco-buffets and lunch exclusively consisting of local produce. The very...
The 4th transnational meeting was held between 20-22. of February this time in Croatia. On the meeting participated also the future trainers to...
We want to announce it that in 2018 there will be anew Barrier-free Tourism Day in Orfű! This year's event had 700 participants, and nearly a...
Our organization expanded its scope of activities with new services: event management. The expert staff of Green-Active Social Cooperatives will be...
It is important for us to provide an opportunity to acquire modern knowledge, increase the digital competence. We organised with a Google-expert...
ERASMUS+ 2016-1-DE02-KA204-00397 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. “European FairShares Labs for Social and Blue...
GINOP 5.1.3-16-2017-00033 Support of social enterprises “With Green-Active naturally!” The mission of Green-Active Social Corporative is to achieve...
The Green-Active Social Cooperative shared 500 portion food on Barrier-free Tourism Day for handicapped people, their families and the volunteers....
On September 30. for the first time will be held in Hungary the “Day of Barrier-Free Tourism” in Orfű. The main goal is to change aspect, strengthen...
Application Form for participants / Erasmus+ Orfű 2015 project Application form>>>
Our project propsal “European dimensions of youth social work” ( submitted under “Erasmus+ KA1 Youth mobililty) has been selected and are currently...
Our activity programme has been created along 3 lines: a) nonformal learning methods reg. social economy, business development, European youth...