• The wandering café – an opportunity for homeless people to get back on track for good

    The stories of some of the best projects from the previous years

    Zsófia Folk (26) is a law student at Charles University in Prague. She worked as a volunteer at the Endre Ady Student Club, at the League of Human Rights, at the organization FairArt and – as a visiting student – at the Budapest law firm Réti, Antall & Partners. She co-operates already with František Kusy in creating a culture portal www.magyarbohemia.cz. This time she talks about her new project.   VeloBloud […]

  • Change cannot happen in isolation and that collaboration is always the way to go – Anastasya Markelova-Gavrish

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

      Anastasya Markelova-Gavrish is one of the co-founders of Impact Hub Moscow that organizes Social Impact Award program in Russia. Anastasya has answered a few questions concerning social entrepreneurship development in Russia. Let’s look!   Ksenia: What do you think about social enterprise in Russia? How do you see the movement of social entrepreneurs in 5 years (in Russia)? Anastasya: I think that entrepreneurship in general and social entrepreneurship in […]

  • Once people start to think about ideas on how to improve their lives in a creative way and also have an impact in the communities, many great initiatives were put in place

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

        In this Interview we are talking with Loredana Urzica, the founder of Youth HUB in Bucharest, Romania. She believes that young people should have a proper environment to achieve their full potential, therefore all her work is concentrated on developing new projects and programs in order to empower the young generation. Dear Loredana, why did Youth HUB join SIA?   Youth HUB is a social enterprise in itself, designed […]

  • Coccobello – an idea that saved a village

    The stories of some of the best projects from the previous years

      Guzel Sanzhapova is a 26-year-old girl who has decided to revive Maly Turysh, the semi-abandoned village of Tartar.   Maly Turysh is a little village. There were 50 houses in the Soviet period. Right now there are only 16. People don’t have any job because there is nothing to do there. It is a typical scenario for Russia when villages die because of urbanization. Old people of these villages […]

  • We want to have long term benefits and finding a way to support social entrepreneurship – Dragana Crvenica

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

      “I would be happy if we show our SIA participants that it is a worth effort trying and learning, and that success is not about being lucky.”   In this Interwiev we´re talking with Dragana Crvenica, Head of Communications Department of Erste Bank AD in Podgorica, Montenegro. 1. Erste bank is recognized as a responsible member of Montenegrin society. Do you see yourself and Erste bank as pioneers of bringing the idea […]

  • FACE TO FACE – A Voice and Power for the Voiceless & Vulnerable

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    The extent to which a society is developed can be seen in its dedication to protecting the rights of vulnerable and minority groups. This is the first lesson of the principles of democracy and a prerequisite for freedom and quality of life.Unfortunately, the path to a free society is long, windy, and without immediate results. To properly protect and integrate those people who have found themselves at the margins of […]

  • Be like water, make your way through cracks. – Irina Janevska

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

      In this Interview we are talking with Irina Janevska, a very active and social skilled enterpreneur from Macedonia / FYROM. She´s explaining the importance of social entrepreneurship in our society, talks about her new projects and shows in how far Social Impact Award influenced the development of her further entrepreneurial activities.   Who is Irina Janevska and what is ARNO?   Who is Irina is still in process of discovery, but few […]

  • A personal experience on Shades Tours

    The stories of some of the best projects from the previous years

    In 2012, a group of students in Prague won the Czech Social Impact Award with their idea to offer tourist tours run by homeless people. The idea turned into a great success story and Pragulic is today one of the strongest, most-known social businesses in the country. Inspired by this and a few other examples across Europe Perrine Schober from Vienna developed her own social business called SHADES TOURS with […]

  • Young people need a platform where they will feel safe when experimenting and failing – Edin Mehić

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    In this Interview we´re talking with Edin Mehić, who brings a lot of knowledge in the field of Start-ups, Entrepreneurship and Recruiting.     He works as a serial entrepreneur, proven business executive, angel investor, mentor, active motivational speaker and co-founder of Networks. Networks is a business center and a co-working community in the heart of Sarajevo. Their various services are designed to inspire growth, innovations and business development.       Dear Edin, […]

  • The future is bright, the future is blue… Enter the sea of opportunity! – BlueGrowth

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    Aephoria is a sustainable-business education and incubation program for startup companies operating in Greece. Its goal is to help entrepreneurs transform their dreams into business with a positive economic, environmental and social impact. Aephoria’s most successful initiative is  BlueGrowth  which aims to inspire and help young entrepreneurs realize their innovative concepts relating to marine and fresh water resources.    Present to us your organization in 2 sentences  The sea provides us with […]

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