• Providing Access to Business & Social Visionaries

    Providing Access to Business & Social Visionaries

    Maureen Wheeler, Co-founder of The Lonely Planet and The Planet Wheeler Foundation

  • Engaging Exemplars

    Engaging Exemplars

    Dr John Bird MBE, Founder of The Big Issue

  • Showcasing the Value of Social Enterprise

    Showcasing the Value of Social Enterprise

    Sean Gallagher outlines the value of social business

  • Advanced Diploma
  • Leading the Debate

    Leading the Debate

    Social Enterprise Means Business

  • Developing Leaders to Make a Difference

    Developing Leaders to Make a Difference

    Limerick City Social Enterprise Initiative

Welcome to SSEI.

The School for Social Enterprises in Ireland (SSEI) offers a comprehensive range of  leadership, management and enterprise development programmes and events for the social economy sector.
Founded in 2005, SSEI was formed as a strategic alliance between the University of Ulster and The Flax Trust, designed to promote sustainable community business and economic development in Ireland.
  • News

    £1000 Bursaries Announced for 2018

    The Flax Trust has announced that it will offer a number of £1000 bursaries for the 2018 Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise, Ireland’s leading qualification in social enterprise development, which will commence in January 2018 at Ulster University.

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  • Events

    Social Enterprise Masterclass- Ballymena - 24th Nov 2017

    Brian Tannerhill MBE- Social Enterprise Masterclass- Ballymena – 24th November 2017

    Click below to download event speech

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  • Advanced Diploma

    Outstanding Support

    The Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise is Ireland’s leading qualification in social enterprise development. To date, The Flax Trust, a co-founder of SSEI has provided over 100 bursaries for people completing the programme.

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