Social Entrepreneurship

Thu, 2019-03-14 09:40

«Female entrepreneurship with a social focus» is the first programme in Belarus developed to teach women about the basics of managing a socially-oriented business. The programme brought together 40 women aged from 18 to 45 who wanted to create a socially-oriented enterprise or had already launched their social business.

Wed, 2019-01-30 07:44

Estonia has no separate law on social entrepreneurship, but the sector has been actively developing for several decades. ODB spoke with an Estonian expert on the development of such enterprises in Estonia, support measures from the state and business, as well as future expectations.

Tue, 2019-01-08 16:24

At the end of the year It is traditional to look back on one’s achievements, and we decided to take stop of our work in 2018. We organized about 80 events: seminars, round tables, forums and trainings, expert meetings and working groups. We are grateful to our colleagues, partners and experts for being with us throughout all that time. It is a great pleasure for us to work with you, and we look forward to new successful, interesting and useful cooperation in 2019.

Sun, 2018-11-11 08:25

One of the speakers at the panel discussion “Social entrepreneurship as a sustainable model to solve problems of various target groups” held within the framework of the IV Republican Social Forum was Phil Tulba, a UK expert and director of Tulba Consulting, who discussed economic effectiveness and the role of the state in social entrepreneurship. He also presented a number of working models of achieving sustainable social impact and generating profits, using a number of social enterprises in Great Britain as examples.

Fri, 2018-11-09 08:36

In early November, a discussion “Measuring Social and Economic Impact of Programmes and Social Enterprises in Germany and Belarus” was held as part of the IV Republican Social Forum. The discussion, which was organized by the Programme of Support of the Federal Government of Germany and ODB Brussels, brought together a number of Belarusian and European experts.

Fri, 2018-11-09 08:14

In early November, a panel discussion “Social entrepreneurship as a sustainable model to solve problems of various target groups” was held as part of IV Republican Social Forum “Developing Inter-Departmental and Cross-Sectoral Cooperation to Ensure a Systemic Approach to Addressing Social Issues”.

Fri, 2018-11-02 08:42

Four years ago, Olga Karatai fulfilled her dream when she opened her first store of children’s toys and goods "Umniashka" ("Smartie"). This November, she is launching an interactive game space, where people can come to play board games and buy those they like most.

Thu, 2018-10-25 09:31

On October 23, the conference room of DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Minsk hosted a round table "Social entrepreneurship: growth barriers and development prospects". Representatives of Belarusian public organizations, traditional businesses, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, and the Minsk City Executive Committee discussed social entrepreneurship by doing a joint SWOT analysis.

Thu, 2018-09-06 07:38

On August 25, Minsk celebrated Red Nose Day for the second time, joining the global movement to commemorate the professional day of hospital clowns. In the Belarusian capital, the event was co-organized by the Funny Nose team, which took part in the Biz4all-2 social entrepreneurship training programme. Hospital clown Pavel Timoshuk explains: “In world practice, the celebrations are organized in urban areas in late May, but we decided to do it late summer, focusing on children who need the attention more than others

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