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Is Albania Empowering a Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs?
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Is Albania Empowering a Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs?

TIRANA, November 5 So far, only six non-profits got the social enterprise (SE) status in Albania, a recent study conducted by the Regional Incubator for social Entrepreneurs (RISE) confirms. However, the study found that interest in social enterprise seems to be increasing, as seen by interested parties. The Regional Study and Guidelines on Social Entrepreneurship...

Made in Prison, Inspired by Freedom
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Made in Prison, Inspired by Freedom

TIRANA, September 1 Objects, like humans, have a story to tell. They carry the stories of their makers and are shaped based on their wishes. This can be the reason why most of the objects made by the women in Prison 325  are shaped like birds, butterflies, ladybugs, and other creatures that are free to...

Meet D3c0ders, Winners of Technovation Challenge 2019
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Meet D3c0ders, Winners of Technovation Challenge 2019

TIRANA, August 23 Girls are changing the world and Arla, Dea, and Jonada, three Albanian teens, are among them. Known as the D3c0ders team, they recently won the Technovation World Pitch Summit in Silicon Valley, in the senior division with their GjejZa app (which translates find a voice). D3c0ders team was selected among 169 semi-finalist...

Call for Proposals for ‘Confiscated Assets Used for Social Enterprises’ Extended
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Call for Proposals for ‘Confiscated Assets Used for Social Enterprises’ Extended

TIRANA, February 20 The fourth call for project proposals under C.A.U.S.E program, which stands for Confiscated Assets Used for Social Experimentations, is open until February 25th. This call for proposals has a specific goal focused on the sustainable re-use of three confiscated assets from the organized crime in Durres, Elbasan, and Saranda. The assets will...

Assets Seized from Organized Crime to Help Create Social Enterprises
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Assets Seized from Organized Crime to Help Create Social Enterprises

TIRANA, September 15 Assets confiscated from organized crime will help to create social enterprises. Those assets that are now administered by the Agency for the Administration of Seized and Confiscated Assets will serve to the people and social groups that have been affected by criminal activities such as human trafficking, substance abuse, etc. This new...

Banking Sector Gave EUR 1.3 mln for Social Sustainable Responsibility
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Banking Sector Gave EUR 1.3 mln for Social Sustainable Responsibility

TIRANA, July 14 The banking sector in Albania during 2015 contributed with Euro 1.1million for activities related to sustainable social and economic development while about Euro 200,000 were given for art, culture and sport. These are the data from the report issued by the Albanian Association of Banks (AAB) on corporate social responsibility. During the...

E Jona Social Business Café
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E Jona Social Business Café

Profile  E Jona aims to promote the social interaction and networking of all Albanian young people, those with and without disabilities. Whilst E Jona targets young with disabilities in particular, it is a space that is open to and encourages the interaction of all members of society. Different activities will be promoted in the café,...