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 Socioeconomic Facilitation Methods for Poverty Alleviation

  • Nina Mihaela Mihalache (“Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Faculty of Philosophy and Social-Political Sciences, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Bulevard Carol I, no. 11, E-mail:

In the recent years, marked by economic and social crisis, research priorities have focused on analyzing poverty, its effects on the population, and ways to mitigate it. Major changes on economic level led to changes in the personal and community development vision. The passage from macro-industry to micro-industry and entrepreneurship has required new strategies, for which participants had to adjust and learn. The strategies suggested and the implementation methods used various facilitating measures, which took many forms over time. The galloping evolution of economic and social structures, accompanied by legislative alignment, has conditioned changes in the approaching of proposed strategies for poverty alleviation. The experience of implementing poverty alleviation strategies through community facilitation focused primarily on identifying the needs of the population and it showed some weaknesses related to people’s lack of trust in institutional decisions, lack of responsibility and participation in community activities. The stagnation of community development guides the population towards migration and social benefits. Poverty reduction strategies that focus more on the human and social component are a strong point for social economy development as an emergent field. Although apparently profitable in terms of inclusion and social inclusion, it stimulates only subsistence as standard of living and it sets boundaries in terms of profits. Social economy proposes that its actions will stimulate personal growth and responsibility. The desire people involved in social economy activities to make some profit is a challenge, which would ensure the sustainability of existing businesses and the development of related industries.

Keywords: entrepreneurial education, facilitation, poverty alleviation