"It is our aspiration that all people of Amsterdam with disabilities have an opportunity to become participants in our city"
Yes, let’s start! This spring we are working together with MKB Amsterdam in the European project Buy Wisely. This is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen the cooperation between social firms and mainstream SMEs!
Buy WISEly aims to improve cooperation between social enterprises that realize labor integration (WISEs) and regular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the countries involved. We do this by establishing and promoting transactional partnerships, such as trade relationships, for a sustainable buy social B2B market. In addition, we want to work together in the field of labor integration in order to solve labor market shortages and to ensure that people with a distance to the labor market can integrate into the regular labor market.
We have specific objectives such as
Numerous activities are planned for the next 18 months. We will collect good practices, organize engagement sessions and strong exchanges between representatives of WISEs and SMEs. Furthermore, sustainability and scalability actions will follow to promote the long-term effect of the project results. And we will of course keep you informed about this.
We work with WISE networks and organizations of SMEs from Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Romania and Latvia. This is a project for representatives and managers of WISEs and SMEs, and their interest groups and networks in all partner countries.
We can’t wait to get started and work together for a better future for everyone!