Aug 09, 2019
“Boosting Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Development in Lithuania” – a Brief of Policy Review by OECD

As social entrepreneurship in Lithuania is getting more popular and recognized by society, it is worth presenting an in-depth policy review by the OECD. First of all, OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – is an intergovernmental economic organization with 36 member countries. OECD’s essential goal is to stimulate economic progress and world trade. According to[…]

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Aug 06, 2019
Discussion “Is it ok to earn by doing good?” in the Conversation festival Lapma

On June 28th the annual Conversation festival took place in Cesis town in Latvia. During this event, Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia organized a discussion “Is it ok to earn by doing good?”. The panel of this discussion consisted of 8 specialists – Andrs Hermanis from social enterprise BlindArt, founder of the store Otrā Elpa[…]

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Jul 24, 2019
Promoting InTSEnSE during the 3rd Entrepreneurship and Economic Education Network Meeting in Stuttgart

Last month, on the 26th of June, I attended the 3rd Entrepreneurship Education and Economic Bildung Network in Stuttgart, meeting being organized again by RKW Kompetenzzentrum. This Network meeting took place at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart at the invitation of Petra Weininger from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economics, Labour and Housing. A group[…]

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Jul 05, 2019
Aspects of the development of the social entrepreneurial ecosystem in Greece

To promote the idea of ​​social business, organizations should be set up and set up to bring together various stakeholders, such as social and profit-making businesses, NGOs, the state and investors. An example of such an organization is Ashoka, which is in the process of starting its activities and developing a relevant community in Greece.[…]

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Jul 01, 2019
Promoting Volunteerism

Volunteering is an important aspect of social enterprises. Without volunteers, many social enterprises would not be able to continue working or developing their services. The importance of volunteering is recognized by the national volunteer development agency, Volunteer Ireland. ( They help celebrate and promote volunteering in Ireland through a number of volunteer centers. These centers[…]

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Jun 25, 2019
Promoting InTSEnSE in the academic community

This week myself and Dr Shane O’Sullivan are attending the 7th International Social Enterprise Research Conference organised by the EMES network. The conference is being hosted by Sheffield Hallam University and it is the first time that the conference has been held in the United Kingdom. The EMES International Research Network has held major international[…]

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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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