Over the last four years, Euclid Network has been involved in twelve varied and ambitious projects in the Western Balkans and Turkey, from Piloting social enterprise in Macedonia to Making the EU's beauracratic 'PRActical Guide' work for CSOs in the region. In addition, we advise DG Enlargement as part of the TACSO EU committee.
Most recently, having recognised the notable absence of themes such as social entrepreneurship and social innovation in enlargement policy, we have been gathering support in order to lobby for its inclusion. Ultimately, we aim to improve understanding about the diversity of social enterprises and the potential growth for the economy. You can read more about the campaign here. In line with this, Euclid Network also invited contributions ahead of our attendance at an international event on EU support to civil society in enlargement countries: this offered a unique opportunity to offer feedback on key points to be addressed at the meeting of high-level stakeholders, and to shape the future of policy in the region for the next seven years.
Click here to view the full list of our past projects.
Updates from the Region
(18/04/2013) Call for feedback: contribute to our advocacy work in the Western Balkans
(25/03/13) Read Euclid Member Neven Marinovic's article on social enterprise in Serbia here.
(15/02/2013) Read about our letter to Commissioner Füle calling for a more enabling enlargement policy here.
Why not join our Google group on the Western Balkans and Turkey? It was created by Euclid Network to discuss civil society developments in the Western Balkans and Turkey, to create an enabling environment for social enterprises, social innovation and social investments in the region, and to share good practices across Europe.
The aim of the group is to facilitate the sharing of information, experiences and ideas on this topic amongst our members and contacts in the region. You can join our google group by subscribing below or by emailing Ivelina to express your interest.
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