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Youth Civic Engagement and Model United Nations Programs
UConn, in a simulation of the United Nations, will hold a debate on civic engagement and discuss current and pressing foreign policy issues. The debate will shed light on the deep-seated issue on...more



Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
IRS-certified volunteers are going to start to offer free tax preparation services in an effort to assist workers who are earning less than $57,000/year in the process of determining if they qualify...more

Civil Society Besieged in Various Parts of the World
United Nations officials and civil society organizations reveal that false charges, murderous intentions and prosecutions are attacking activists around the world. This alarming report causes...more

Civil Society Organizations Meet Together for Workshop
The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) assembled civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Philippines at the Cebu Grand Hotel for the government agency's...more

African Philanthropy Network to Promote Continental Economic Development
The African Philanthropy Forum (APF), an affiliate of the Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), partakes in networking with various philanthropists to discuss the expansion of strategic philanthropy by...more

What’s Outsourcing Public Services Got to Do with Social Innovation?
Social Spider CIC director David Floyd wonders how delivering existing public services more cheaply can work towards social innovation. Floyd delves into issues concerning policy-level...more

Philanthropy Foundation Awards $800,000 to Six Organizations in India
Dasra, India's leading philanthropy foundation, gives out $800,000 (Rs 4.47 crore) to six organizations in India. The objective of the grant is to establish a stronger infrastructure for the...more

Civil Society Believed to be Crucial in Political Development, says Myanmar President
A recent report stated that Myanmar President, U Thein Sein, has outlined the crucial role that different civil society organizations play in the political development of his country. The...more






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Social Enterprise in the Baltic States


Social Enterprise in the Baltic States

The Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) have seen a positive economic growth in the last four years. Social enterprise startups are rising, thriving and increasing. Social entrepreneurs like Sabine Sile of Latvia’s first charity shop Otra Elpa, Riinu Lepa of Tagurpidi Lavka and  Estonian Social Enterprise Network, Zane Bojare of  Lude, and Paavo Ala of Meditech Estonia have invested their time, money and resources to create social impact in their localities.




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