According to German philosopher Immanuel Kant, all human knowledge begins with intuitions, proceeds from thence to concepts, and ends with ideas. Participants of the summer training on social entrepreneurship for youth and teenagers "SEI Youth. My first business" started with ideas. With the help of coaches, last summer 30 schoolchildren from different cities of the country designed concept plans for six business ideas. Now, after six months, we decided to analyze what and how they have managed to implement.

On March 15, the 23rd anniversary of the adoption of the first sovereign Belarusian constitution, a sociological study «Civic consciousness in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova: survey results» was presented in Minsk.

In August of last year, Belarusian Youth Non-Governmental Organization "New Faces" and Belgian non-profit organization "ODB Brussels" organized the first social entrepreneurship training for young people and teenagers "SEI Youth: My First Business". The one-week course brought together thirty teenagers from Orsha, Pinsk, Mozyr and other Belarusian cities. In March 2017, they met again for a two-day training in Minsk.

On February 24, Orsha (Vitebsk region) hosted a round table on "The Role of Social Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development of Local Communities" within the framework of the II Belarusian Entrepreneurship Week.

The event was organized by Social Business Technologies in partnership with Vitebsk and Orsha entrepreneurship support centres, with important input of ODB Brussels.

“Out of ten start-ups, just one will succeed”, claims Marcellien Breedveld, a coach and independent consultant on lean start-ups, customer validation and business pitching. She came to Minsk from the Netherlands to take part in a training seminar within the framework of “Biz4all”, a social entrepreneurship program organized by ODB Brussels (Belgium) in partnership with the youth NGO "New Faces", helping prospective Belarusian social entrepreneurs increase their chances of success.

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