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2 As the European Commission says, although there is no universally accepted definition of social enterprise, there are some key distinguishing characteristics.

3 1.Combination of social purpose and entrepreneurial spirit Social enterprises combine the social and societal purpose of their activities with an entrepreneurial spirit of the private sector. Social enterprises devote their activities and reinvest their surpluses to achieving a wider social or community objective either in their members' or a wider interest. (European Commission)European Commission

4 2. Social value creation Social entrepreneurship is the process of pursuing innovative solutions to social problems. More specifically, social entrepreneurs adopt a mission to create and sustain social value. (Gregory Dees at Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership)Gregory Dees at Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

5 3. Innovation Social entrepreneurs innovate by finding a new product, a new service, or a new approach to a social problem. (Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship)Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

6 4. Self-sufficient While a business entrepreneur might create entirely new industries, a social entrepreneur develops innovative solutions to social problems and then implements them on a large scale in a sustainable way. (Ashoka)Ashoka

7 Creation of a definition The social entrepreneur is a mission-driven individual who uses a set of entrepreneurial behaviours to deliver a social value, all through an innovative, entrepreneurially oriented entity that is financially independent, self-sufficient, or sustainable. (freely adapted from Samer Abu Saifan)Samer Abu Saifan

8 Italy ~ 40% Tunisia ~ 30% Egypt ~ 30% Do you think these percentages represent youth unemployment rates in those countries in 2012 or they rather represent the average increase of clandestine migration either from or to the same country and for the same year?

9 Mr. Massimo Lapucci Secretary-General, Fondazione CRT

10 Do you remember where you were on 31 December 1994, the last day of the year before crossing into 1995?

11 Mr. Matthew Hodes Director, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

12 One every five enterprises in Europe is a Social Enterprise: right or wrong?

13 Ms. Christine Castille Community and Communication Director, EVPA (PPT Presentation)

14 Impact investment Is there more money than opportunities to invest?

15 Mr. Matteo Bartolomeo CEO, Make a Cube3 (PPT Presentation)

16 Interest in Entrepreneurship in the Balkans: How many young people are willing on interested in entrepreneurship Bosnia, more or less than 50% of the total population between 18 and 35?

17 Naida Huskanovic Regional Coordinator, Build Bridges Not Walls, Sarajevo (PPT Presentation)

18 Interest in Entrepreneurship in the Balkans: How many young people are willing on interested in entrepreneurship Bosnia, more or less than 50% of the total population between 18 and 35?

19 Ms. Blerjana Bino Executive Director, UET Centre for Development and Research, Project Leader of the ‘Roma Community Radio’, Tirana

20 Questions and Answers

21 Final remarks Zoran Puljic Director, Mozaik Foundation


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