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Social innovation centre (SIC) has been established in 2010. The legislative form – non-governmental organisation. There are 3 main areas SIC concentrates on: 1) promotion of social entrepreneurship; 2) different solutions to overcome youth unemployment; 3) society challenges. Since establishment SIC has been active in social entrepreneurship ( SE) promotion in Latvia and established cooperation with leading SE in Latvia, as well as participates in the SE legislative base argumentation, cooperates with Latvian Association of municipalities to support SE development in region.

We aim at strengthening and disseminating the knowledge, promoting the international and national experience exchange and establishing the networking for social innovation thus enhancing the sustainable development of society.

We recon social innovation as the best solution that offers an efficient, sustainable and positive social change or solution for society’s problem.

BISER was established in 2001 as an organization clustering the representatives of science, public sector and business parts willing to co-operate in the field of European integration, sustainable development and strengthening cooperation links within the Baltic Sea Region. We are involved in the number of projects aimed at developing social entrepreneurship in the BSR, and enhancing and promoting the transnational and cross-border cooperation between the NGOs in the Baltic Sea Region.

Since 2015 we act as a part of the Polish Baltic Sea NGO Network focal point and co-organized the Baltic Sea NGO Forum in Gdansk in 2016 for over 130 NGO representatives from the Baltic Sea Region.

In 2017 with other Pomorskie partners we initiated the regional cooperation platform for the youth entrepreneurship educators. Since Jan 2018 it is called Youth Entrepreneurship Educators Club, and we meet regularly once per month with entrepreneurship teachers, educators, NGOs and business representatives to discuss innovations in entrepreneurship teaching.

Read more about our projects and activities here: http://biser-en.org.pl/ and follow our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BISER.POL/

The Estonian Social Enterprise Network´s (ESEN) strategic objectives are concerned with increasing the number, capacity and impact of social enterprises in Estonia. Currently, we have 41 of the top Estonian social enterprises as our members. We were established in 2012.

In summer 2015, we were chosen as a long-term strategic partner for the government in 2015-2018. It was preceded by two important advocacy victories for us and our partners.

Firstly, the National Development Plan for Civil Society 2015 – 2020 (approved in February 2015) includes „social entrepreneurship, public services and social innovation“ as one of its three chapters. Secondly, three out of four main political parties in Estonia chose social enterprise development as one of the topics in their election platforms for the Parliamentary elections that took place on the 1st of March 2015. Thus, the coalition agreement included the topic as well.

Our programs for social enterprise development have concentrated on increasing sales and improving quality / impact of the activities, using systematically a variety of methods like design thinking and action learning.

In 2015-2017, our leader Mr Jaan Aps is a member of GECES, European Commission´s official Expert Group on Social Entrepreneurship.

Kveikja: Social Enterprise Iceland (Samfélagslegfrumkvöðlastarfsemi á Ísland) believes social entrepreneurs are the future wave of purpose-full individuals and organizations that will not only create value for their organizations but society at large and will transform “business as usual”. The mission of Kveikja is to be the leading specialist on social entrepreneurship in Iceland through:

1. Education: Raising awareness, promotion and education on social entrepreneurship

2. Support: Continual development of a strong framework, policies and access to resources , in order to support social entrepreneurship in Iceland

3. Development: Providing development opportunities for individuals, our members and startups in the field of social entrepreneurship.

See more at: www.kveikja.is and our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SocialEnterpriseIceland/

Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark (SED) promotes social entrepreneurship, social enterprise and social innovation in Denmark. The organization does so through dissemination of knowledge, facilitation of networks and organizing of events aimed at primarily practitioners within the field such as social entrepreneurs, social enterprises and other stakeholders in the field.

As a network association Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark (SED) is a forum where social entrepreneurs can find knowledge, get help and support, exchange experiences and ideas and mutually inspire each other. This applies whether one has a long experience as a social entrepreneur, has just started or is simply interested in looking into the possibilities of the area.

Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark is constantly working to strengthening networks for social entrepreneurs both locally and nationally in Denmark to the benefit of our members.

See more at: www.socialeentreprenorer.dk

The Civil Initiatives Development Centre CRIS is a NGO founded in 2002 in 140 000 citizens city – Rybnik, Poland. It’s mission is to increase awareness of civil responsibility for the community and it’s development, to support NGOs & groups operating in the III sector, to promote partnerships between such organizations, businesses and local government. CRIS is an association of local leaders who want to develop the civil society as well as people’s activity and want help other organisations and informal groups to be more professional and to act more effectively in their local communities.

CRIS is a certified Training Institution registered in the Regional Employment Office since 2005. The organisation is offering training courses, workshops, consultations in the field of fundraising, project writing and management, local animation, VET, development strategy for NGOs, communication, financial independency etc.

At present CRIS employs more then 25 full time employees (management and administrative director, project coodinators, assistance, accountant, trainers, psychologists, vocational councelors) and has about 100 volunteers in its data base.

Growth Room Cooperative brings together specialists in the field of social entrepreneurship in Finland.

We create and develop together with our customers and partners positive social impacts through business. Growth Room Cooperative offers specialist support, concrete solutions and participatory process facilitation knowledge combined with aim to create sustainable and impactful business aiming to hit the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit.

Socialt Kapital Forum is a NGO and a global network platform specialized in connecting people in the field of social entrepreneurship/sustainability and social capital. Main activities of the forum are to arrange seminars, workshops, matchmaking and research.

Socialt Kapital Forum was founded out from a Swedish test project in 2006, Dynamic Growth Capital, initiated and financed by Economic agency of growth Sweden and Region west Sweden. The idea was to find a new development model in which civil society was integrated into the “triple Helix model” (State, Academy and Enterprise). A new model the “Quadruple model” was formed. Topic was social capital and to find new innovative ways to work together. This work resulted among others in an extensive global network with people in all fields working with social capital. In 2010 Social Capital Forum was created and opened also up the space for Impact Investment in Scandinavia together with Social Capital Markets, a global leader in the field of connecting social entrepreneurs with investors.

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Krauslab is the community of students, experts and entrepreneurs focused on social innovations, start-up ecosystem development and effective education. Organisation runs courses and trainings for young people, enhancing self-development and improvement of competences. Since 2015 Krauslab supports social entrepreneurs by providing knowledge and expertise. One of the most important project is Social Impact award (www.socialimpact.ru). Also Krauslab runs Master degree programmes in Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad, Russia), focusing on national and international entrepreneurship.Within such educational model international exchange opportunities are provided by Krauslab.