8 March Mar 2019 1552 08 March 2019
Geneva becomes the stage for human rights
47 films, 200 debates and conferences, 300 guests, among whom artist Ai Weiwei and actor Forest Whitaker. These are the numbers of FIFDH, the most important event at international level on human rights and cinema, that is taking place from the 8th to the 17th of March. A festival with a strong social impact, that includes educational programmes for students, and involves migrants and detainees
11 June Jun 2018 1755 11 June 2018
Social enterprises, it is time to be recognised and scale up
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has organised the 3rd European day of Social Economy Enterprises (SEEs) in its headquarters in Brussels. The day has gathered policy makers and actors of the sector to review the progress made in building an ecosystem for SEEs and to see what the next steps are for this enterprise model to be recognised and more widely disseminated
15 March Mar 2018 1147 15 March 2018
HIGGS, first incubator for NGOs in Greece
Founded in 2015, HIGGS is a non-profit organisation aiming to reinforce other NGOs operating in Greece, through specialised educational and training programs, activities and events. Interview with Katerina Matiatou, Manager of the HIGGS Incubator.
7 November Nov 2016 1037 07 November 2016
A snapshot of the Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment sector in Europe in 2016
According to the Evpa ( European Venture Philanthropy association) survey, the sector is a dynamic and evolving sector focused on providing more effective and measurable support for social purpose organisations and tackling the major issues facing our societies today.
3 November Nov 2016 1356 03 November 2016
How partnerships can be a lever to create both business benefits and positive social impact
Innovative executive leaders across different sectors are slowly putting sustainability at the core of their organisations through applying collaborative, cross-sector approaches
19 October Oct 2016 1110 19 October 2016
FabriQ, innovation starts from the outskirts
FabriQ is the city of Milan’s incubator for social innovation. Located in the outskirt of Quarto Oggiaro, it supports the best enterprise ideas with strong social impact.
27 September Sep 2016 1231 27 September 2016
Call 4 Social Innovators: Making ideas happen
FabriQ, the incubator for social innovation of the City of Milan, launches its first “Call 4 Social Innovators”, targeted at individuals or teams made up of a maximum of 3 people. Social innovators will be offered a six-month work experience in the incubator.
9 September Sep 2016 1341 09 September 2016
Time for the EU Investment Plan to do more for social services
Takeaways from the EASPD seminar "Implementation of the European Fund for Strategic Investment: unlocking investment for social services". Participants discussed how to ensure that The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) can contribute significantly to social inclusion in Europe, in particular through investment in high-quality social services.
5 September Sep 2016 1100 05 September 2016
France awards social innovation
"La France s'engage", an initiative by French President François Hollande promoting and supporting the most promising social innovations in the country, is creating a real movement for social enterprise in France. Winners of the fifth edition of the initiative, that will finish in 2017, were announced at the Élysée Palace in Paris on the 31st of August.
29 August Aug 2016 1220 29 August 2016
5 reasons why social entrepreneurship is the new business model
Embracing a career with meaning and earning income but giving top priority to an explicit social mission. This is a privilege that only social entrepreneurs can experience.