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MULTIPLE GREAT NEWS BY MIA BAGS HANDCRAFTED

The first-generation RISE team, MIA bags handcrafted can’t get enough of good news! They have signed a contract with the organization ‘Kosova Women for Women‘ for a new grant that they have won in a competition for the project ‘I SEE – Improved self-employment & employment opportunities‘. The grant will help them acquire a new machine for branding each …

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RISE’S “GREEN PINWHEEL” WINS GREEN CONCEPT IDEAS UNDER NEW BRAND “O-KRUG”

The 10th jubilee edition of the Balkan Green Ideas Regional Competition was organized in Belgrade, Serbia, by the Balkan Green Foundation in close cooperation with national foundations from each of the participating countries. Five awards were presented to the winning teams in a ceremony held on 28 October 2021. Out of 21 presentations, the winners …

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RISE Project Double National #EEPA2021 Winner for Montenegro and Serbia

PORTOROŽ – National EEPA coordinators of Montenegro and Serbia have awarded the RISE (Regional Incubator for Social Entrepreneurs) project as the national winners to participate in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) in Category 6 – Responsible and Inclusive Entrepreneurship. The EEPA recognizes those who promote entrepreneurship and small business at the local, national, and …

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RISE Regional Forum: Social Economy Plays Significant Role in Post-COVID Recovery

BELGRADE – The RISE Regional Forum, organized within the 8th Social Innovation Forum, took place in Belgrade, Serbia on 9-10 September 2021. The event brought together young social entrepreneurs as well as representatives of French Embassy to Serbia, RYCO, Pulse Group, the French Development Agency and other donors who discussed the current state of social …

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RISE Continues Supporting Social Entrepreneurship in Western Balkans and Launches Second Open Call for Young Social Entrepreneurs

08/09/2021 A successful cooperation between France and the Western Balkans to enhance social and solidarity economy at the European level  A press conference was organized by the French Embassy to Serbia at the French Institute in Belgrade on Wednesday, 8 September 2021. On this occasion, the French Development Agency (AFD), the Regional Youth Cooperation Office …

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RISE Regional Forum meets Social Innovations Forum in 2021! 

When: September 9-10, 2021  Where: KC Grad, Belgrade, Serbia   We are excited to invite impact-makers, entrepreneurs, organizations, representatives from international organizations and governments to join us for this year’s Social Innovations Forum taking place in KC Grad in Belgrade, Serbia. The agenda will be packed with insightful and energizing panels, presentations and workshops.    Join us for a …

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RISE Financially Supports Twelve Youth Social Businesses in the Western Balkans

WESTERN BALKANS – Twelve social businesses, two from each: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, will be supported with financial grants of 2.500€ and a regional incubation program to make their ideas a reality. The selected social businesses of young people are supported with a total of 30.000€ within the RISE …

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RISE Ideation Journey has ended, let’s welcome Demo Days!

For the last six months, 137 young entrepreneurs gathered in 46 teams from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia worked on developing their social business ideas. In the upcoming days, they will compete in front of a jury for financial support and access to a regional incubation program to make their …

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RISE Supports 137 Young Entrepreneurs in the Western Balkans

WESTERN BALKANS – The RISE project selected 137 young entrepreneurs gathered in 46 teams coming from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia to develop their social business ideas. Through a series of workshops, mobility programs and financial support, young people will have a chance to learn, grow, develop their businesses and …

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