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Social Entrepreneurship describes innovative entrepreneurial action which aims at solving social challenges.

These actions could be initiated in the form of a new business (start-up) or in the context of existing organisations (social intrapreneurship). The legal structure can vary: some social enterprises are established as an association, others as a company with limited liability. This decision process is guided by potential societal benefits of either legal structure.

[Translate to English:] SIA Summit

Social Impact Award Summit 2022

The Social Impact Award Summit 2022 took place from November, 15 until November, 19 in Vienna. Gathering more than 120 participants from Central Asia, East Africa and Europe, the summit aims to work…

[Translate to English:] ESEM

The second European Social Enterprise Monitor (ESEM) Report is now available online!

The ESEM is the first social enterprise monitor on the European level. In November 2022, the Euclid Network, in close collaboration with its partners, launched the second ESEM Survey. 2,000 socially…

[Translate to English:] ESEM Launch Visual

Invitation to the official launch of the 2nd European Social Enterprise Monitor

Launched in 2020, the European Social Enterprise Monitor (ESEM) is the first social enterprise monitor on a European level. In its second year, the consortium has grown to include partners from 21…

[Translate to English:] Social Innovation Tournament 2022

29 September 2022: Attend the Social Innovation Tournament 2022 and vote for your favorite social innovation!

On 29 September, the grand finale of the Social Innovation Tournament 2022 will be taking place in Vienna. The Social Innovation Tournament recognises and supports the best European social…

[Translate to English:] Michael Meyer bei Studienpräsentation


In August, BUSINESSART published an article on our study on social businesses in Austria, the "Austrian Social Entrepreneurship Monitor" (ASEM). In that article, the key findings are brought together…

[Translate to English:] Martin Mehrwald at ISTR Conference 2022 in Montreal

Martin Mehrwald presents paper on innovations in social service organizations at the 15th ISTR Conference

Taking place in Montréal from July 12-15, the 15th international society for third-sector research (ISTR) conference ran under the topic of "Navigating In Turbulent Times: Perspectives and…

[Translate to English:] ASEM 2021/22

Austrian Social Enterprise Monitor 2021/2022 is now published!

Austria's social enterprises pursue social and environmental goals through entrepreneurship and develop new solutions in the areas of health, poverty among the elderly, labour market integration,…

[Translate to English:] NGO Academy Keynote on Doughnut Economics

The NGO Academy invites you to an online keynote on Doughnut Economics!

Kate Raworth and Leonora Grcheva talk about the shape of progress, how the Doughnut Economy works and how it can be implemented in cities and communities.

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Looking back: Interreg SIV Policy & Practice Conference

What role can private donors play in the fight against unemployment? This question was the focus of the Policy & Practice Conference at WU Vienna on May 03, 2022. The conference marked the conclusion…

[Translate to English:] Titelbild Professional Master SIM

Second run: WU Professional Master Social Innovation & Management

The WU Executive Academy offers a Professional Master in Social Innovation & Management in cooperation with the Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship at the Vienna…