Blog Archives: Ivana Petrisková

The development of social entrepreneurship is a subject of increasing public interest everywhere for the last couple of years, and it is correct to say that social enterprises are very popular in Europe as well. According to statistics, they make up almost 10% of small and medium-sized enterprises. The Center… Read More
“Pakomak” is a social enterprise established to recycle packaging waste and also to raise awareness among the citizens about the importance of recycling. It is one of most recognized, non-profitable companies that engage for better society and environment in Macedonia. Filip Ivanovski, CEO of “Pakomak” encourages youth to start their… Read More
“The emigration of educated and high-quality young people is a major problem for the development and the future of a small country” notes Mrs. Mila Carovska, a relatively newly appointed Minister for Labor and Social Policies in Republic of Macedonia. Carovska, otherwise a former NGO leader and a well-known advocate… Read More
Kurz sociálne podnikanie, EUBA  Social Business EUBA (Katedra sociálneho rozvoja a práce, EUBA, Národohospodárska fakulta)  StartUp Centrum TUKE  Read More
With 200 million people aged 15 to 24, Africa has the youngest population in the world. And yet, 60% of all unemployed in Africa are youth, and that doesn’t count young people who are underemployed with low pay and few advancement opportunities. High levels of youth unemployment and underemployment create a major barrier to… Read More
Social entrepreneurship is supposed to be about investing in the people. In order to do so, there needs to be a whole system developed, from the policies that would be designed to strengthen human skills, building up capacities of all the players involved and supporting them to participate fully in employment and social life.… Read More
AWARDS FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SOZIAL MARIE : Project type: Ongoing Eligible countries: Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany AWARD FOR SOCIAL INTEGRATION : Project type: Ongoing or completed Eligible countries: Countries in Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe Ideen Gegen Armut : Project type: Business idea/early stage Eligible… Read More
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