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Membership and Functions

The So­cial En­tre­pren­eur­ship Center en­gages in several na­tional and in­ter­na­tional scien­ti­fic as­so­ci­ations, so­ci­et­ies as well as ad­vis­ory boards and sup­ports vari­ous pro­jects and ini­ti­at­ives with its ex­pert­ise.
EUC­LID Mem­ber­ship

The So­cial En­tre­pren­eur­ship Center has been a mem­ber of EUC­LID So­cial En­ter­prise Net­work since early 2015. EUC­LID So­cial En­ter­prise Net­work unites 19 European ca­pa­city build­ing in­sti­tu­tions and policy makers work­ing on the sub­ject of so­cial en­tre­pren­eur­ship. As part of the EUC­LID mem­ber­ship the team par­ti­cip­ated in several in­ter­na­tional work­shops on top­ics such as the devel­op­ment of so­cial en­tre­pren­eur­ship within the European Union and its in­sti­tu­tions, and con­trib­uted to the list of de­mands for the new GE­CES group (Com­mis­sion Ex­pert Group on the So­cial Busi­ness Ini­ti­at­ive).


So­cial City Wien

So­cial City Vi­enna iden­ti­fies and sup­ports so­cial in­nov­a­tion and devel­op­ment pro­jects in Vi­enna with a fo­cus on youth, edu­ca­tion/qual­i­fic­a­tions/em­ploy­ment and so­cial is­sues/the eld­erly/care. The inde­pend­ent ini­ti­at­ive is a hub for so­cial in­nov­a­tion and links pro­jects with po­ten­tial fund­ing bod­ies, thus set­ting up a base for fu­ture co­oper­a­tion. The So­cial En­tre­pren­eur­ship Center sup­ports So­cial City Vi­enna on a reg­u­lar basis through con­sultancy by Re­in­hard Mill­ner, a mem­ber of the ex­pert ad­vis­ory board.­cial­ 

Aus­trian Devel­op­ment Agency

Co­oper­a­tion in the con­cep­tu­al­isa­tion and ini­ti­ation of the first call for pro­jects on So­cial Busi­ness of the Aus­trian Devel­op­ment Agency for 2015/2016. Par­ti­cip­a­tion in the ICMPD and ADA sym­posium on di­aspora en­tre­pren­eur­ship. 


TRI­GOS is an Aus­trian award for Cor­por­ate So­cial Re­spons­ib­il­ity (CSR). Assess­ment is primar­ily based on the en­gage­ment of par­ti­cip­at­ing en­ter­prises in the so­cial and eco­lo­gical sector. Great value is placed on a hol­istic ap­proach, in which so­cial re­spons­ib­il­ity is seen as the com­pany philo­sophy and stra­tegic­ally con­sidered in all cor­por­ate ac­tions. The TRI­GOS award plays an im­port­ant role in the re­view and evalu­ation of Cor­por­ate So­cial Re­spons­ib­il­ity in Aus­tria. Every year since 2004 lead­ing CSR en­ter­prises are put into the spot­light. Re­in­hard Mill­ner has been a mem­ber of the jury for four con­sec­ut­ive years.


UN World Sum­mit Awards

In 2017 the World Sum­mit Award pub­lished a pre­lim­in­ary call for ap­plic­a­tions in order to find, con­nect and re­ward the best di­gital solu­tions and ap­plic­a­tions in Aus­tria. The So­cial En­tre­pren­eur­ship Center has been a co­oper­a­tion part­ner of the UN World Sum­mit Award (WSA) since 2017 and co-hos­ted the Aus­trian WSA Award 2017 on “So­cial In­nov­a­tion with So­cial Im­pact”.

The So­cial En­tre­pren­eur Center was also in­volved in the se­lec­tion of the win­ning pro­jects.


People for the Planet

Mars Aus­tria, part of the in­ter­na­tion­ally rep­res­en­ted Mars Group, is one of Aus­tria’s largest sup­pli­ers of food. At the end of 2016 Mars Aus­tria star­ted the ini­ti­at­ive “People for the Planet” in order to sup­port the es­tab­lish­ment of non-­profit pro­jects with so­cial, eco­lo­gical, cul­tural or tech­nical goals. “People for the Planet” also sup­ports for-­profit ini­ti­at­ives of so­cial en­tre­pren­eurs.

The So­cial En­tre­pren­eur­ship Center assisted “People for the Planet” in its se­lec­tion pro­cess.


Pro Bono for So­cial Change

train­con­sult­ing sup­ports ex­ec­ut­ive staff in their ef­forts to turn their or­gan­isa­tion into a work­place that en­cour­ages com­mit­ment and con­tent­ment among staff, thus in­creas­ing the so­cial im­pact of the or­gan­isa­tion. Since non-gov­ern­mental and so­cial profit or­gan­isa­tions are es­sen­tial pro­moters of so­cial change, it is im­port­ant to the train­ers at train­con­sult­ing to ac­know­ledge, re­flect on and par­ti­cip­ate in these im­pulses for change. This is why train­con­sult­ing of­fers pro bono con­sultancy for se­lec­ted pro­jects on a yearly basis.

The So­cial En­tre­pren­eur­ship Center co­oper­ated with train­con­sult­ing in the se­lec­tion of pro­jects for pro bono con­sultancy.


I2b Busi­ness Plan Com­pet­i­tion  

Assess­ment of busi­ness plans in the cat­egory "Stu­dents and Tech­no­logy"

Mem­ber­ship in Scien­ti­fic As­so­ci­ations


As­so­ci­ation for Re­search on Non­profit Or­gan­iz­a­tions and Vol­un­tary Ac­tion


In­ter­na­tional So­ci­ety for Third-Sector Re­search