• 5 Apps to feel like a global citizen

    We use tons of different apps everyday to connect with friends, share personal stories, find a new date, exercise, manage time, get inspired or entertain. However, some apps can be used to help other people and solve socially pressing issues. Here are examples of five apps you can have on your phone to make social impact worldwide and actually feel like a true global citizen on a daily basis. 1.ShareTheMeal […]

  • Blink! It can save your eyes

    Ideas that have potential to influence a million people or more

    Andrej Fogelton is 29 years old PhD student at the Slovak Technical University and the winner of Social Impact Award Slovakia 2013.On his website blinkingmatters.com he writes that he has suffered with the dry eye syndrome since the beginning of his studies at the university. And that led him to an idea. As Andrej explains, a healthy human blinks 10-15 times per minute. When working with a computer, it is […]

  • Be unique, be modern, be social!

    Why does entrepreneurship have a potential to improve the economic development in Albania? Why is SIA a good opportunity for the young generation? All the answers in the following lines. Despite economic improvements in recent years,  Albania is faced with many social challenges and large disparities. Poverty and unemployment remain very high leaving marginalized groups, especially youth people and women severely disadvantaged. In Albania, where more 1/3 of population are […]

  • SIA SUMMIT 2017: Volunteering can keep the fire alive

    Stories of the people that move us into action

    The SIA SUMMIT 2017, Social Impact Awards flagship event of the year, took place from 31st October to 4th November in Belgrade, Serbia. This is the result of the work done during the last nine months by groups of young changemakers from 18 different countries from Europe and beyond. You can imagine everything that can arise from this gathering of enthusiasm, freshness and passion. Although it is hard to put […]

  • KERAKAMIKA Café: Take it Easy and DO Something Fruitful

    Ideas that have potential to influence a million people or more

    You want to get inspired? Stay with me!  Who, what? Tanya and Borche are a husband and wife team, leading a successful business with social responsibility, in Macedonia. Their business model is a blend of creative studio and café, which Tanya and Borche, both artists themselves, decided to open after a long phase of experimentation. Since then, Kerakamika is a paint your own ceramics studio, where in a relaxed atmosphere […]

  • Youth Hostel Abrašević

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    Redesigning shipping containers into living space for travellers Amar Maksumić and the rest of the team have worked hard to gather needed resources for the hostel, and in doing so they applied for Social Impact Award 2016 and won. Travelling around the world is a wish we all humans are guilty of, because who can resist wonders of travelling and seeing and experiencing the culture, nature and lifestyles of different […]

  • 10 trends Social Entrepreneurs need to know about!

    Ideas that have potential to influence a million people or more

    Who am I? My name is Markus Engelberger and I am the Country Coordinator of SIA Austria. I also run my own business as a Graphic Recorder and Visual Facilitator. As a Graphic Recorder I basically listen to what people talk about at events and I capture the essence of it in real time through pictures and words. I recently worked at the European Forum Alpbach, an event where Europes […]

  • Breaking down the terms: social enterprises and charity

    Stories of the people that move us into action

    Despite the road we have travelled to turn social entrepreneurship from a vague topic into a trend in the Western Balkans, as societies we still often face challenges when we are explaining the difference between social entrepreneurship and humanitarian or charity work. We therefore take it upon ourselves to break it down for all those struggling with explanations that could prove clear and easily understandable. Shall we begin? First, there […]

  • 5 WAYS VOLUNTEERING PAVES THE WAY TOWARDS SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    Stories of the people that move us into action

    When we think of volunteering, we think of giving, and that is true on the outside, but that doesn’t mean that we get nothing in return. What we gain from volunteering is not always visible, and sometimes we’re not even aware of it, but that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t made an impact on us. It’s the feelings and emotions we thought were nonexistent in us, it’s the skills we […]

  • Be prepared for the future: start your own venture!

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    Today’s youth is made up of incredibly talented individuals with the potential to use their knowledge and creativity to make the world a better place. Indeed, it is the most knowledgeable generation that has ever lived; moreover, completion of tertiary education keeps increasing. However, the job market is changing and a significant number of these students will never be employees in the traditional sense. The traditional concept of the full-time, […]

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