Monthly Archives: October 2017

It was in 2014 when Nyesiga Damiano and Myheirwe Enoch graduated from University with Bachelor’s Degrees after which unemployment welcomed them with a grotesque face. They thought of how best they could overcome this challenge that had made most youth all over the country desperate. Having thought of it, they… Read More
“We give special attention to those in particular involuntarily dropping out of school at the primary level since they are the most vulnerable to all sources of crime, including early marriage with its related impact”, Gerald Areebahona, the current Director of the School. Drucilla Balaba Vocational School whose mission is… Read More
In 2013, the Vienna University of Economics & Business conducted a report which maps out the current state of the social entrepreneurship network in Austria. The study identified 237 initiatives in the country, and interviewed 105 of them. It reveals that in addition to these, the Austrian social entrepreneurship network also includes… Read More
There are approximately 40 to 70 social enterprises in the country. Most of the education on social entrepreneurship happens within the sphere of non-formal education based on training courses and workshops.   • “Krushevo Women” was established as a social enterprise to support women in developing their entrepreneurial activities, their… Read More
The first student think-tank and implementation center for ecological-social projects, initiatives and companies in Vienna. Many students are studying at the universities, but once they graduate they are missing the practical experience. If we quote Leonardo da Vinci “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes… Read More
In July 2016, TechCrunch published an article titled “Austria: The up-and-coming early-stage investment capital of Europe”.  To many, Austria can seem like a country of the past, one whose very charm lies in the fact that its best days are behind it. The Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed almost 100 years ago, and,… Read More
Public sector support to social enterprises consists mainly of financial support to SÖBs and GBPs. Others schemes, financed by public funds (like the UGP or aws business support), are accessible to social enterprises and steps have been taken to better adapt these tools to the needs of social enterprises.  Besides, there are… Read More
The Matching Platform “Social City Wien” has been launched to promote social enterprise, covering both well-established SÖB and GBP and new bottom-up initiatives and targeting social investors as well as individuals interested in setting up social enterprises. The aim of the platform is to provide advice and foster learning and… Read More
NESst Slovakia/ NESsT-Citi Social Enterprise Competition  Social Enterprise Competition  Ja Slovensko  Social Businesses of Employment Integration  Commercial, social and inclusive business in Slovakia  Law on Social Entrepreneurship in Slovakia to be introduced  A municipality as a social business: Spišský Hrhov  Law on Services for Employement  Impact Hub Bratislava  Social Enterprises in Slovakia  Action plan for… Read More
Slovakia shines brightest for lovers of the outdoors and nature. The High Tatras are heavenly for walking or winter sports, national parks like Slovenský Raj sparkle with waterfalls or castles like from the fairy tales[1]. Does Slovakia shine also for social entrepreneurship ecosystem? The definition of a social enterprise was… Read More