New report about YOUTH & SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN LATVIA is available
Social Enterprise Development in the Baltic Sea Region
by Renate Lukjanska
5M ago
This report is written within the project “Socially Agile”. It is combined with the findings of other countries in an international report “Innovative approaches for fostering social entrepreneurship using agile methodology” to create a novel online course subsequently. The used data has been collected through desk research, an online survey with 35 young people and an online survey with 11 social entrepreneurs from Latvia from March to April 2023. Combining the results of surveys it is possible to come to a few main conclusions about the situation in Latvia. Categories of data demonstrate th ..read more
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New educational modules for social entrepreneurs are available
Social Enterprise Development in the Baltic Sea Region
by Renate Lukjanska
6M ago
The social economy is a business model that works for the future of Europe. Within the RevitaLESE project, we have developed several educational models to strengthen European social enterprises, offer inspiration to the next generation of social entrepreneurs and educate about the necessary steps needed to ensure a more sustainable society.  Closing the RevitaLese project (https://revitalese.eu/), we would like to share developed training modules for the promotion of social entrepreneurship, which are available in several EU languages and video instructions for their u ..read more
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The Social Innovation Tournament
Social Enterprise Development in the Baltic Sea Region
by Renate Lukjanska
10M ago
Save the date! The Social Innovation Tournament is approaching. It recognises and supports the best European impact entrepreneurs. It promotes innovative ideas and rewards initiatives that contribute to creating social, ethical and/or environmental impact. The winning projects in the General Category and the Special Category will be awarded a first or second prize of €100 000 and €40 000 respectively. In 2023, the Special Category prizes will go to projects focusing on sustainable cities and communities. The grand finale will be held in Stockholm on 27-28 September 2023. Register for online o ..read more
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WEBINAR | What is the role of civil society in making sustainability transition?
Social Enterprise Development in the Baltic Sea Region
by Ieva Miltina
1y ago
Local authorities have a crucial role in driving resilience – societal ability to adapt and react – but due to complexity of the challenges, they need to mobilise all levels of society to co-create solutions that enable a needed change in our traditional ways of doing things. Various civil society actors have an important role in helping society to cope with external disturbances. The first WMT! webinar provides an outlook on different dimensions of transition management and role of civil society actors in eco-social sustainability. The webinar is part of the We make transition! – projec ..read more
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Staying Resilient: 8 Ways to Prevent Burnout Working in Social Economy
Social Enterprise Development in the Baltic Sea Region
by Ieva Miltina
1y ago
Staying resilient while working in a social enterprise requires adopting unconventional strategies to avoid burnout. While social entrepreneurs often face unique challenges that can lead to burnout, including working with limited resources, managing complex projects, and balancing multiple stakeholders, there are many ways to prevent burnout beyond taking br ..read more
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How does Social Entrepreneurship relate with Sustainable Development Goals?
Social Enterprise Development in the Baltic Sea Region
by Ieva Miltina
1y ago
Social entrepreneurship is the process by which individuals, startups and entrepreneurs develop and fund solutions that directly address social issues. Organizations that are active in the social economy sector are sometimes confused with non-profit organizations, but in fact they are not profit-driven but focus on creating social or environmental changes.   In this context, the key parameters of social entrepreneurship are social benefit, democratic and transparent governance, fair economic relations and structures, and all this, implemented with credibility, promoting social contributio ..read more
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How to write a press release to achieve social impact?
Social Enterprise Development in the Baltic Sea Region
by Ieva Miltina
1y ago
A press release is an effective tool to disseminate information to the media and the public about important events, developments, and initiatives. With the right approach, a press release can be a powerful tool to achieve social impact and bring attention to critical issues. Here are some tips on how to write a press release to achieve social impact.  First, start with a compelling headline. The headline is the first thing people will see, so it needs to grab their attention. Make sure it is clear, concise, and highlights the key message of the press release.  Focus on ..read more
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How to advance gender equality through the social economy? 
Social Enterprise Development in the Baltic Sea Region
by Ieva Miltina
1y ago
The social economy is an essential field in promoting gender equality. In most countries, women often make up more than 60% of the workforce, and gaps in leadership and pay have been reported lower. It is because social economy organisations prioritise people over profit and embody values such as solidarity, inclusivity, equality, and democratic governance. Therefore, the social economy field is an excellent example of how to start advancing gender equality in the wider economy.  Women’s jobs are of higher quality, offer better stability, and have smaller wage gaps. In fact, gender g ..read more
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Social Enterprise and The Green Transition 
Social Enterprise Development in the Baltic Sea Region
by Ieva Miltina
1y ago
In recent years, we’ve seen a pretty revolutionary cultural shift from consumers, from one of securing the best product for the lowest price to one of searching out products that they know are kind to both people and the planet. Additional to that, consumers have been shown to relish the feeling of community that comes with this pattern of consumption, bearing in mind an increased environmental conscience. National and international laws, regulations, policies and politics are all motivated more and more by the desire to be part of the fight against climate change.  As a result, the  ..read more
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Definition of LESE and Why They Need Support
Social Enterprise Development in the Baltic Sea Region
by Ieva Miltina
1y ago
The term ‘Social Economy’ is one that is being used more and more these days when it comes to implementing the just transition. The European Union has shown itself to be a global leader in the space in recent years, with many initiatives created to support the growth of the social economy over the coming decades. RevitaLESE project, is a clear example of this. For people just entering the space, and even those who’ve been around a bit longer, some obvious questions might remain. For example, what is a social enterprise, what is a ‘LESE’ and why do they need the support?  At its very root ..read more
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