• 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 […]

  • “Legs don’t feel tired when the heart knows what it is beating for” – The Kind Transporter

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

    Aleksa Živković is a winner of Social Impact Award 2015 in Serbia, with an enormous passion for helping people in his local community. The Kind Transporter (formerly known as Youth for Elders), a social business he runs, is more than just a bike courier service: they deliver groceries, fast food, pay bills, deliver money, deliver construction materials and move furniture. They don’t pollute air, as everything is done by bike, […]

  • The changing trends towards a sustainable market in the Tourist Industry – TourViaMe

    Ideas that have potential to influence a million people or more

    Montenegro – as one of our smallest and newest SIA countries – is getting more and more sensitive in the sphere of Social Business as markets change. The international travel industry i.e. shows a rise in social inclusions of regional projects. Enterprises connect with regional organizations to create “green” awareness, just like TourViaMe does.    Like every good travel company in the world, Tour Via Me wants to foster responsible and sustainable travel. Foundations like Planeterra.org […]

  • Volunteering is developing yourself without any cost – Meet Jovana!

    Stories of the people that move us into action

    Jovana Cedomirovic was a part of SIA Serbia volunteers team. During the four-month period she has shown a tremendous passion and dedication and has certainly improved the project’s visibility in Serbia. She believes that volunteering is an opportunity to learn about yourself and your abilities, meet interesting people and learn something new each day.   How did you become a part of Social Impact Award?  Due to the fact that I […]

  • “Organic production has become such a business as usual, that its core of preserving nature, biodiversity and people has been lost along the way.” – OurGoodEarth

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

    Nasha Dobra Zemja (Our Good Earth) is the first organic food cooperative of consumers in Macedonia. They started as an informal group of 20 families in search of organic, ecological local food from the cleanest regions of Macedonia. In two years (helped by donations) they got into the most hidden villages in Macedonia and visited more than 100 farmers to find the cleanest and best quality food for themselves and their families. The interest […]

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