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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:] NGO Academy 10 Years Celebration

Celebrating 10 Years of NGO Academy

NGO Academy turned 10 this year – and we decided to celebrate that! On September 29, 2023, we invited to an afternoon and evening filled with impact, insights and joy at the ODEON theatre in Vienna's…

[Translate to English:] Heropreneurship

Invitation to an interactive fishbowl discussion: Countering Heropreneurship

Especially in times of crisis we long for hero stories, because hero figures offer hope and inspiration. Social entrepreneurs are often presented as heropreneurs: they save the world, help…


Save the Date: NGO Academy Keynote – From Fleeting Success to Lasting Legends?

Join us for a captivating talk with Professor Markus Baer revealing how to ensure lasting creativity and success in your organisation. This NGO Academy online keynote takes place October 18, 2023,…

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SIA 2023: Community Voting & Award Ceremony

The Social Impact Award Community Voting 2023 is LIVE and you are invited to vote! For more than twelve years, the Social Impact Award has supported young, creative minds in developing their…


Bookchapter: Civil Society and Social Capital in Central and Eastern Europe

Peter Vandor and Michaela Neumayer have published an article on civil society and social capital in Central and Eastern Europe in Springer Verlag's online encyclopaedia "International Encyclopedia of…

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The first Austrian Report on Foundations is now available

The Foundation Report is intended to provide an insight into the structure of the foundation sector, to shed light on current trends, and to put the work of charitable foundations in Austria in the…

[Translate to English:] Graduates

Celebrating the First Class of the Professional Master Social Innovation & Management!

On June 23, we honoured the outstanding achievements of the first class of the Professional Master Social Innovation & Management, a program of the WU Executive Academy in collaboration with ERSTE…

[Translate to English:] SIA

The finalists of the Social Impact Awards 2023 have been announced!

On 30 May, the time had finally come: The 10 finalist projects 2023 of the Social Impact Award Austria were announced at the online Finalist Announcement in a festive setting!

[Translate to English:] Graduates

Graduation of the 10th cohort of the Social Innovation and Management Programme

We can congratulate the 24 dedicated leaders of NGOs and Social Enterprises in Central- and Southeastern Europe to their graduation from our comprehensive three-week Social Innovation and Management…

[Translate to English:] ERNOP Safe Spaces

ERNOP Safe Spaces for Philantrophy | Zagreb | 28.06.2023

Reinhard Millner, (Social Entrepreneurship Center, WU Wien) will be hosting a safe space session on Impact – (im)possibilities, managing internal and external expectations together with Kate Sullivan…