SIA Romania received the Entrepreneurship Award at the Gala of Romanian Youth
Social Impact Award Romania received recognition for its work this year from the Romanian Ministry of Youth and Sports. During the 3rd edition of the Gala of Romanian Youth, SIA was considered by the jury as the most relevant project at the Entrepreneurship category.
More than 124 projects competed for the 2016 Edition of the Gala of Romanian Youth. Their activities involved over 80.000 young people this year with a total budget of almost 2,5 million euro spread around the country. The Gala took place within the Romanian Youth Capital Program which has been granted the High Patronage of the Romanian President. Besides the awards, the Gala also had a series of interventions by senior officials like: Ms. Elisabeta Lipa, Minister of Youth and Sports, Ms. Ligia Deca, Advisor to the President of Romania or Mr. Nicolae Robu, Mayor of Timisoara.
This year the SIA Romania teams organized 15 social entrepreneurship workshops in 5 cities across Romania, involving over 300 young people.
Social Impact Award Romania has reached its 5th edition this year and ambitions for the next years are high. This year the SIA Romania teams organized 15 social entrepreneurship workshops in 5 cities across Romania, involving over 300 young people. These events offered the opportunity for an in depth conversation of what social innovation is and a series of co-working tools: idea generation and business model workshops or business planning opportunities. 9 teams were selected in May as Finalists. These spent the summer incubating their businesses and participating to various workshops with SIA Romania partners. The 3 winning teams received financial support and travelled to Vienna in October to meet other 30 SIA winner teams from across Europe.
The 2017 plan for SIA Romania is ambitious, following the international agenda of development and growth. SIA Romania educational program will take place next year in 8 cities, reaching more than 700 young people and offering the opportunity for 15 social businesses to enter the finalists list and have a change of winning the competition.
As the number of countries in which SIA takes place at international level will double next year, this global program becomes one of the most relevant and transformative opportunity for young innovators. SIA Romania is proud to be part of this and will continue to extend its impact for creating social change.
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