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Apr 18, 2019
Social and creative entrepreneurs from Latvia and Estonia meet at a sunny outdoor market in Riga

On April 13th 50 social entrepreneurs from Latvia and Estonia gathered for the first time to share their experience and promote cross-border entrepreneurship within social and creative industries. All these entrepreneurs share the goal to reduce the existing social and environmental issues and search for innovative solutions. The market was organized in Kalnciema Quarter in[…]

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Apr 15, 2019
Lithuanian social enterprise “Pirmas Blynas” has received an award for Overcoming Obstacles at Equality and Diversity Awards

On March 28th, “Pirmas Blynas” (The First Pancake) was invited to the Equality and Diversity awards as a nominee for the award for Overcoming Obstacles. The jury and public voted in their favor and “Pirmas Blynas” won the award. The pancake restaurant has been awarded for being a social business and its mission to help[…]

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Apr 08, 2019
Social entrepreneurship in Germany: framework conditions are not optimal, but they are getting better

While countries like Great Britain and France actively engage in financially supporting and stimulating the social entrepreneurs, in Germany, the framework conditions for this target group are not optimal (see Drucksache 19/6844, 2019). According to the Federal Government, social entrepreneurship includes “all enterprises, economic associations and foundations whose business model is directed towards solving social[…]

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Apr 01, 2019
Internationalising Social Enterprise in Sub-Saharan Africa – Mark Richardson

In March, I had the opportunity to travel to Sudan to support the British Council in establishing a social enterprise ecosystem. As part of this, I was able to speak about our work on the INTSENSE project, at the Sudan Social Enterprise Forum to around 800 social entrepreneurs, policy makers and academics; and also throughout[…]

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Mar 27, 2019
Interviews and multimedia material on Social Enterprise

For the Intellectual Output 3 of the Intsense Project, Archivio della Memoria is actually leading the ideation, production, editing and uploading of a video library that will be available on the Intsense Youtube channel. The Intsense Video Library will become the basis of an infographic and video case study materials for social enterprise international trading practices.[…]

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Mar 12, 2019
Social Enterprises and Brexit

Brexit is a significant challenge for enterprises in Ireland and the UK and social enterprises involved in international trade are not immune. The uncertainty places constraints on what enterprises and social enterprises can do in terms of forward planning and development. In the context of the InTSEnSE project social enterprises who are trading or planning[…]

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Feb 26, 2019
Update from Wrexham Glyndwr University

In terms of the project, we have been working on the interview data which will form the basis for the educational modules. We are anticipate that this will be complete before we have our final project meeting in Freiburg in April 2019. In terms of dissemination we have been promoting the project locally and Dr[…]

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Feb 22, 2019
Social entrepreneurship is getting more popular in Lithuania

Social entrepreneurship is all about the companies or entrepreneurs dealing with social, ecological, cultural and other issues which are important to society. It does not focus on traditional indicators such as financial benefits but creates economic value in a way that also generates social progress and value for society. Social entrepreneurship is a more responsible[…]

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Dec 11, 2018
EUCLID Network – Gathering to Grow, 7th December 2018

The EUCLID Network is the European network to empower civil society & social enterprise. As part of their work they run Erasmus for Young Social Entrepreneurs, a pan-European programme that brings together aspiring social entrepreneurs with more experienced peers. On the 7th December 2018 EUCLID Network hosted a ‘Gathering to Grow’ event in London, for[…]

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Nov 23, 2018
International Conference “So What” in Vilnius (Lithuania)

The first pan-Baltic conference on social impact was held in Vilnius, Lithuania on 22nd November 2018. There were representatives from the social enterprise sectors from several countries, including the UK, Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden, Finland, and Estonia. Mark Richardson, Rasa Žilionė and Loreta Sinkevičiūtė attended on behalf of the INTSENSE project. During his address, Mark spoke[…]

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