• “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 […]

  • A Brief Example for growing Social Business Cooperation in Russia

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    Social Impact Award is a community that unites people from different fields to build a stronger and sustainable world. Eduard Ostrobrod is the Vice President of Sela Corporation Russia, which is a leader in producing casual clothes in Russia since 1990s. Eduard is a partner of Social Impact Award and helps to make this award happen in 2016. Potentially, Eduard will be the mentor for one of the project in the […]

  • The Diversity lies in the SIA Volunteer itself – Meet Zsuzsanna!

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    Zsuzsanna Hernadi joint the Social Impact Award as a Volunteer in January 2016. After half a year, she talks about her impressions and wide tasks of SIA experiences.  Dear Zsuzsanna, you’re a part of SIA’s volunteer team since the beginning 2016. Why did you decide to join the team? “I heard about SIA on the day of the Kick-off event. It was in January, I think. My first thought was: “It […]

  • First mover in Bosnia and Herzegovina – global supply on ecological woodwork by MS&Wood

    Ideas that have potential to influence a million people or more

    Trees are one of the most vital natural resources in the world, with tremendous benefits for supporting life. It has an irreplaceable role in the world ecology, as forests are nature’s lungs. There is not a species on the planet that does not owe its existence to trees. People have benefited from forests for thousands of years, utilizing this amazing resource for shelter, fuel, tools and even medicine, with more […]

  • “No matter your age or standing, there is potential to turn a passion or skill from your professional or social life into a social enterprise idea”

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    Ana Filipovska is the General Secretary at the Country Coordinating Mechanism, a multi-sectorial body that includes institutions that have important roles in delivering key interventions and shaping policy and advocacy in public health. She is responsible for providing technical assistance to its committees, conducting trainings, and overseeing grants supported by the Global Fund. Filipovska also has experience in strengthening Macedonian communities by using social enterprises as resources for the mobilization […]

  • Pink bikes for every town! The Rekola bikes teaches people to love public space

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

      For some time now Prague has been flooded by pink bicycles thanks to Vitek Jezek and his bikesharing project called Rekola. The aim of the project is to revive and diversify public space and at the same time recycle old bicycles. For his project, Vitek has received several awards in local and international competitions and was also invited to Silicon Valley. Vítek Ježek is a passionate programmer whose dream […]

  • „ Times when employers were ready to teach the youth about their work have passed!“

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    In all ten countries, where Social Impact Award is active, it is strongly embedded in the university sector. We directly connect with students but also professors and university staff play a crucial role in developing ecosystems around social entrepreneurship. Today we talk with Prof. Dr. Jelene Žugić from the Mediterranian University Montenegro about how teaching must change to engage students and why Social Impact Award is a great opportunity for […]

  • Former SIA winner BLITAB launches first-ever tactile tablet

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

    Today we are happy to share with our community that after thousands of sleepless nights and so much effort of our team, we can show you BLITAB Beta. BLITAB®’s CEO and Co-founder Kristina Tsvetanova comments: “Reaching this step was for our team a huge start-up challenge because we decided to do it without any equity investment and with the help of the community and many international awards we got during […]

  • “There will be failures , but you should never stop trying. Measure your success with how fast you can get up after falling and failing.”

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

      In addition for teaching at School of Economics and Business at the University of Sarajevo, she teaches at universities in Austria, Slovenia and Norway. Her doctorate in the field of sales and sales management, was honored for excellence in research and applicative sense of the prestigious Institute of market oriented management, the University of Mannheim. She has published numerous papers in international publications (Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business […]

  • Commensurate education programs for the next generations in Serbia – Kliker

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

      The IT sector is on the rise in Serbia, as the emerging and creative startup scene has generated a lot of interest. However, the classroom is not following this trend. Kids in schools are learning about outdated programing languages and the use of technology in classrooms is minimal. Miomir, the brain behind Kliker – Center for creative thinking has noticed this, and decided to use his knowledge and passion […]

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