From 3 to 6 July 2022, the EU4Youth – Unlocking the potential of young social entrepreneurs in Moldova and Ukraine (EUnlocking) project organised a study visit to Germany for young social entrepreneurs from the Republic of Moldova.
The visit aimed to foster the exchange of best practice among social entrepreneurs as well as equip these young people with new tools and concepts so they can improve their own social business models.
During the visit, the young social entrepreneurs had the chance to meet several experts who talked to them about social entrepreneurship in Germany and its connection with corporate social responsibility, mechanisms and tax incentives. They also visited social enterprises in Cologne and interacted with German social entrepereneurs about their social business models.
The organisers also offered training on “Design thinking”, which helped the young social entrepreneurs from Moldova to understand their service users, their profiles and behaviours, and to facilitate the identification of solutions to existing problems in the social economy sector in their country.
The EUnlocking project helps to foster the social entrepreneurial potential of young people in Moldova and Ukraine by establishing a favourable ecosystem for social enterprises, as well as by inspiring and supporting more young social entrepreneurs to develop and sustain innovative solutions to the promotion of social inclusion and environmental sustainability across both countries. The project is funded by the European Union under its EU4Youth Programme.
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