Lehrveranstaltungen GRIMM Heike

Instructor  Heike Grimm

External Partner  Application for ecpr Conference

Course description

The Brandt Commission was established in 1977 and chaired by the former Berlin mayor and German Chancellor Willy Brandt, the patron saint of the Brandt School in Erfurt. The commission was concerned about the North-South divide and perceived the development of the so-called South as an important if not crucial pre-condition for overcoming economic and social disparities worldwide and for avoiding humanitarian catastrophes in the future. The Brandt reports offer innovative ideas, recommendations and thoughts which are of high topicality 40 years after.

The project group will take this as a starting point to develop a panel topic for the ecpr Conference in Wroclaw, Poland in September 2019 (https://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=123). The deadline for panel and paper proposals is February 18, 2019. The project group will further develop a program for an event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the publication of the first Brandt report in 1980 which is then planned for2020. The preparation for the ecpr Conference is, therefore, linked to a bigger event to be organized by the Brandt School and, above all, project groups this and next winter. Next to panel proposal and paper writing, the group is supposed to reach out for speakers and funding partners.


Introduction  Mon. Oct. 22, 2018, 18 – 20 hrs

Time  Monday, 18 – 20 hrs 

Location  WBS/ -104 

Open for regular MPP students. Participation is limited to 8 students.

Course description:

Social entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs with a social mission; the generation of profits is not the primary goal of the social entrepreneur. Reversed, this does not mean that the social entrepreneur considers the generating of income as being of no value or interest. The social entrepreneur differs fundamentally from the traditional, purely altruistically acting philanthropist because generating income for the financial security of a socially motivated project is regarded as an important means to an end. Because the field of social entrepreneurship is interdisciplinary and in its infancy, the course will be introductory putting emphasis on developing practical skills.

We will develop a better understanding of the meaning and various forms of social entrepreneurship through lectures, case studies, and working on a self-designed project.
At the end of the course, students can expect to have gained an understanding of the field of social entrepreneurship and to have grasped many of the opportunities, challenges, and issues facing social entrepreneurs. By developing a business model canvas for an own (fictional) social enterprise, students will gain a thorough understanding on how to apply new knowledge into practice.


Module: Public and Non-Profit Management

Instructor: Heike Grimm

Time and location: Thu., b-weeks, 10 - 14hrs, Room: LG1/324, except on Thu., Oct. 25, 2018 Room WBS/0114

Participation is limited to 20 students!

Sign-up via Moodle starting on Oct. 25, 2018 at 17 hrs.