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  • Social Entrepreneurship Forum 2015

    November 26-27, 2015

    This November, for the seventh year in a row, Riga will host the annual Social Entrepreneurship Forum, gathering social entrepreneurs, decision makers and change makers from Latvia and the Baltic region. The Forum will take place on November 26-27 in Nordic Club House, Kaleju street 3 (Riga Old Town).


    The Forum’s first day will be a journey to the eternal question “Why do we need social entrepreneurship?” We’ll look into the experience of some European social enterprise, which do not shun tackling difficult social problems – employ refugees, integrate different ethnic groups or assist former prisoners, drug/alcohol addicts to return to normal societal life.

    The Forum’s second day will be dedicated to the legal framework of social entrepreneurship and funding opportunities in Latvia. 2016 will be an important year for the social entrepreneurship in Latvia. In addition to the adoption of the Law on Social Entrepreneurship, 19 million EUR will be available through European Social Fund to support the development of social entrepreneurship in Latvia. Participants of the Forum will have a chance to look for the best solutions in drafting the law and spending the available funding jointly with representatives of the state institutions and MPs.

    Languages: the first day of the forum (November 26) will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Latvian. The second day (November 27) – in Latvian language only.

    Admission to the event: 50 EUR / 2 days, 30 EUR / 1 day  (for individuals and organisations), 30 EUR / 2 days, 20 EUR / 1 day (for students and pensioners).

    The tradition of gathering for two inspirational days in a forum on social entrepreneurship in Riga started in 2009. The theme of the Forum changes every year to reflect topical issues in the Baltic region and beyond. The Forum is organised by the Foundation for an Open Society DOTS. Partners: Embassy of Austria in Latviadevelopment financial institution Altum, Nordic Club Housemagazine IR.

    Should you have any questions, please, contact Egita Prama - +371 67039255.