Highlights

On June 28, Minsk hosted the Second Social Business Forum in Belarus. The Forum brought together more than 150 participants, and Belarusian and European experts. The first part of the event was dedicated to impact investment in the European Union, Eastern Partnership countries and Belarus.

 


On June 29, IMAGURU hub in Minsk organized an inspirational meeting with social entrepreneurs from Denmark Ole Kassow and Pernile Bussone, founders of a social movement Cycling Without Age. The experts came to Belarus to speak at the Second Social Business Forum in Belarus, which was organized on June 28, and then held a separate meeting with cycling lovers of all ages within the framework of the EU-funded Social Entrepreneurship Incubator project.


One of the popular measures to support social entrepreneurship in the world and in Belarus is cooperation within the framework of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Businesses implement socially significant projects, taking into account social interests and aiming to ensure that their work has a positive social impact. The Second Social Business Forum in Belarus was held in Minsk to discuss global and national CSR practices.


On June 23, the conference hall of Tsmoki Minsk basketball club hosted the Grand Final of the Biz4all-2 social entrepreneurship training programme. The teams presented their projects by doing three-minute pitches in front of a professional jury, which included representatives of various foundations and support programmes, journalists and entrepreneurs from Belarus and Europe.


Biz4all social entrepreneurship training programme consists of online and offline training events. Online assignments help participants to learn the theory and get better at practical things, while offline events provide opportunities to meet experts, gain experience and constant useful communication. On May 5-6, during the second day of the offline session dedicated to crowdfunding, the teams got deeper and deeper into the ins and outs of money raising activities.


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