Empowering the ecosystem to support social entrepreneurship in Europe

The Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program enables a space for key players of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Europe to come together, exchange and collaborate.

We offer our knowledge and insights with the aim of improving the ecosystem in Europe in a way that it enables social innovators to thrive.  

Social Entrepreneurs in Europe continue to face severe barriers that prevent them to unleash their systems changing potential. Our goal is to convene stakeholders and to enable collaborations to address barriers for changemaking in Europe. Together we can raise awareness on the burning challenges of social entrepreneurs and place critical issues on the agenda of Europe´s changemaker ecosystem. Together we can trigger collaborations for evolving new infrastructures of support for systems changing social entrepreneurs at the European level.

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    Supporting System Changers 

    Intermediaries such as incubators and accelerators embrace system change strategy, changemaking leadership, and wellbeing as a guiding principles in their support programs for social entrepreneurs – transitioning from traditional start-up programs to effective engines for systemic social entrepreneurship.

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    Replication & Transfer

    Collaborate with like-minded intermediaries in order to strengthen the support ecosystem and accelerate the Replication & Transfer of system-changing solutions across Europe

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    Funding System Change

    ​​​​​​Support and incentivise funders to adopt a system change approach by sharing insights from our community, convening relevant stakeholders, and co-creating relevant initiatives.

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    Elders Council

    Elder social entrepreneurs have peer-support spaces to address their specific needs and opportunities – especially the emotional, financial, and organisational challenges of transition – and bring them to the attention of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem.

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    Reframing International Development

    The goal is to build a collaboration bridge between Ashoka Africa and Europe and utilize the power of changemaking and social entrepreneurship to reframe international development and influencing key jujitsu partners.

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