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Jun 14, 2019
National Conference “Woman – Creator of Social Business: The Experience of Hillary Project” in Vilnius, Lithuania

On May 16th, 2019, a national social entrepreneurship conference called “Woman – Creator of Social Business: The Experience of Hillary Project” was held in Vilniaus Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania. The conference presentations were concentrating specifically on women and social entrepreneurship. The main topics were the following: empowerment of women in social business;[…]

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Jun 06, 2019
Social Entrepreneurship Forum 2019 in Riga, Latvia

On May 24th almost 200 participants gathered to the 10th Social Entrepreneurship Forum in Riga, Latvia. Can social entrepreneurship be a successful business? This was the main question of this year’s forum. The answers were sought during the lectures, workshops, and competitions throughout the day. The first part of the day was dedicated to the[…]

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Jun 04, 2019
Social Entrepreneurship in Germany- current insights

Germany has a long-standing tradition of social entrepreneurs – beginning with Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, who helped initiate the cooperative movement in the 19th century. He created the Raiffeisen organization for poor farmers who could not afford to buy seeds and fertilizer but could buy them cheaper together. The “green credit” provided for them to pay[…]

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May 27, 2019
Second edition of the Social Expo in Rome

On May 18, 2019 the VIII Municipality of Rome together with associations, cooperatives and local committees organized the second edition of the Social Expo (social, sustainable and inclusive) in the Municipality area in Via Benedetto Croce 50. Over 40 local realities have joined the second Social Expo and have exposed and explained their activities to[…]

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May 21, 2019
Social Impact Consulting – Mark Richardson

The InTSEnSE project has been conducting research into the support available to internationalise social enterprises. The full report will be published shortly, but here is a small taster of some of the findings. To help them internationalise, social enterprises are able to take advantage of a variety of support that exists at a European level,[…]

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May 14, 2019
Social and Solidarity Economy in Greece

The Social and Solidarity Economy in Greece emerged through cooperative activities that were developed over the years; however, the legislation and political movements were settled very recently to drive their activity. The sector in Greece is in a very early stage compared to other European countries and most of the social organizations are of small[…]

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Apr 29, 2019
Upcoming Social Enterprise events in Ireland

There are a number of upcoming events focusing on Social Enterprise in the Midwest and southern regions of Ireland. On the 13th of May Dunhill Ecopark in Waterford is hosting “Revitalising Rural Ireland – Empowering Communities through Social Enterprise.” This event consists of an expert panel of speakers, including Gerry Kiely, Head of the European[…]

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Apr 26, 2019
Update from Wrexham Glyndwr University

In terms of the project, we held our final project meeting in Freiburg in April 2019. We were able to work on the educational materials and the infographic outputs from the project. We were also able to visit three social enterprises that were trading or thinking of trading internationally and discuss our findings and the[…]

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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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