Social Entrepreneurship

Thu, 2016-11-24 14:27

On November 16, 2016, ODB Brussels in partnership with the Support Programme of Belarus of the Federal Government of Germany hosted a seminar "Social Entrepreneurship in Belarus and the World". The event was organized within the framework of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Belarus with a view of exchanging experiences and establishing professional contacts between Belarusian social entrepreneurship. Participants of the seminar in Minsk were presented with examples of environmental, catering, trade, education, transport, sports and leisure social enterprises from the Netherlands.

Mon, 2016-11-14 20:10

After Yulya and Lena Stefnyak, twin eighth-graders participated this summer in the first Belarusian school of social entrepreneurship for teenagers «SEI Youth: My First Business», organized by ODB Brussels and  Belarusian Youth Public Union "New Faces", their behaviour in interviews resembles that of real business ladies, not of ordinary schoolgirls. These are open-hearted, sincere girls with a twinkle in the eye, who really want to improve accessibility for people with disability.

Wed, 2016-10-26 16:53

On October 13, 2016, ODB Brussels hosted a seminar “What Is Social Entrepreneurship?" The event was organized within the framework of “Youth and Entrepreneurship” programme and “StartUP-Cooperation-2016”, an international competition of business projects organized by Belarusian Trade-Economic University of Consumer Cooperation (Gomel).

Fri, 2016-10-14 00:01

Oleg Galtsev, Belarusian programmer and graduate of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) of the U.S. Embassy in Belarus, is launching the first bionics startup in Belarus. The inventor has designed a functional prosthetic right arm for his father, who lost his arm about 20 years ago. The programmer has created a "smart" prosthetic arm that costs  almost 30 times less than an alternative product from Germany.

Wed, 2016-09-14 10:14

The international team of organisations comprised from the ODB Brussels (Belgian non-profit organisation established by Belarusians living abroad), TNU Network University (the Netherlands), Public Association of Belarusians of the World ‘Homeland, Youth Organisation New Faces and a number of prominent independent consultants want to suggest you cooperation on a very interesting and useful initiative. Deadline for applications: 30.09.2016.

Tue, 2016-08-23 17:56

Text by: Alyona Lis

ODB Brussels continues to study the examples of social entrepreneurship in the world and in Belarus. Today we ask questions Maria Cheriakova, our countrywoman, who lives and works in the Netherlands, about the Ecosystem of Social Entrepreneurship. In April this year, at the 3d National Social Forum (Minsk, Belarus)  Masha presented the results of the research she conducted jointly with Olga Kapachenia, based on the open sources analysis and interviews with Belarusian entrepreneurs. The main conclusions of the research as well as its full text are available on our web-page.


Tue, 2016-08-23 13:53

From August 13 to 18, 2016, the first training on social entrepreneurship for young people and teenagers was organized by the Belarusian Youth Non-Governmental Organization "New Faces" and the Belgian non-profit organization "ODB Brussels" within the framework of "Social Entrepreneurship Incubator" programme in Lyaskouka village.

Wed, 2016-04-27 19:47

Development factors and conditions of social entrepreneurship in Belarus, matters of solving social problems with the help of social business, working conditions and areas of social enterprises: these were the topics of discussions that was at one of the four sections of the 3rd National Social Forum and was organized by ODB Brussels. The 2016 Forum was dedicated to innovations in the social sphere of Belarus and its priority areas of development, all the while drawing on best international experience.

Mon, 2016-04-04 18:07

ODB Brussels learns about social entrepreneurship and whether special skills are a prerequisite for success in an interview with Madi Sharma, a British entrepreneur who founded and runs a group of international private and social enterprises and NGOs "Madi Group", having reached great heights in the business world with no education or start-up capital.

Thu, 2016-03-10 05:23

ODB Brussels (Belgium)  co-organised a round-table on the prospects of social entrepreneurship in Belarus that became part of the first Belarusian Entrepreneurship Week, in Minsk. The event, was jointly conducted by the Ministry of Economy of BelarusRepublican Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Belarus), Social Business Technologies (Minsk) and ODB Brussels (Belgium), gathered representatives of Belarusian CSOs and social enterprises, Ulej crowdfunding platform (Belarus), Russia's Fund of Regional Social Programs "Our Future", as well as a number of students.