15 Jun

Bulgaria putting the basis for social entrepreneurship as a vehicle of social change

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Forthcoming development of a procedure defining social entrepreneurship in Bulgaria and facilitate its funding establishment

The number of entrepreneurs who are focused on the creation of wealth for the society are growing. This is evident from a special report on global social entrepreneurship prepared by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). The results were presented during an afternoon session on the topic of “Global trends in social entrepreneurship” organized by GEM Bulgaria in cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sofia.

The report is the largest comparative study of social entrepreneurship on a global level, based on interviews with around 170,000 adults in 58 economies. “What the Dutch Government learned from the study on entrepreneurship is that customers and investors should be more aware of the activity and specificity of socially oriented organizations. They should be aware of the issues being solved, thanks to them, and take into account their work practices in obtaining funding and assessing their impact in the society”, said Jacqueline Snijders, Director of the Dutch consulting company Panteia, who was a special guest of the event.

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30 May

GEM Bulgaria’s First Thematic Afternoon

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GEM Bulgaria as part of the global network of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), organizes its first thematic afternoon dedicated to social entrepreneurship on 13 June 2016 at 1 p.m. in the House of Europe, Sofia (124, G.S. Rakovski Str.). “Global Trends in Social Entrepreneurship – measuring impact. Success stories from Bulgaria” will be situated in the context of a newly published GEM global special topic report, accounting for 58 countries. This is the biggest and most recent study of social entrepreneurship worldwide.

Special guests of the thematic afternoon will be the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands to Bulgaria H.E. Tom van Oorschot, Jacqueline Snijders (Panteia, Netherlands, GEM Netherlands), Zornitca Rusinova, Minister of Labour and Social Policy (invited), Ognian Zlatev, Head of EC Representation in Bulgaria (invited).

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