Conference for Balkan Social Entrepreneurs, Strasbourg

Deadline: 15 November 2013
Open to: social entrepreneurs and civil society organizations based in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey
Venue: 15-17 January 2014 in Strasbourg, France


The EUCLID Network’s annual conference, ‘Chartering Into The Future’ (Strasbourg, 15 January 2014), and the European Commission’s conference, ‘Social Entrepreneurs: Have Your Say!’ (Strasbourg, 16- 17 January 2014) will provide opportunities for participants to contribute to policy issues in relation to social entrepreneurship in the region, as well as build contacts with actors in the EU and beyond. TACSO (Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organisations) is collaborating with the EUCLID Network to maximize participation of actors in the social entrepreneurship field from the Western Balkans and Turkey.


Social entrepreneurs, CSOs working with social entrepreneurship who are based in the IPA countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey) can apply. Participants are expected to have experience in the field and act as resource people throughout the workshop by sharing and discussing good practices and lessons learned.

Individuals should have at least five (5) years’ experience working as social entrepreneurs or with social entrepreneurship. Applicants need to be fluent in English to the extent that they can actively participate in the conference.


For selected participants, the organizer (in this case TACSO) will provide travel costs (including costs of visas, if applicable), accommodation, meals and refreshments during the conference.


Interested applicants are requested to submit:

  1. CV or short bio note
  2. Motivation letter (max up to 1800 characters) providing short answers to the following two questions:
    Question 1: Why do you want to attend the two conferences by Euclid Network and the European Commission?
    Question 2: Within your role as a social entrepreneur, what contribution will your attendance make to the two events?

The completed application needs to be sent to the e-mail address of your national TACSO office (contact details for all TACSO countries listed below) and Eleanor Morgan at EUCLID ( by 15 November 2013 with the subject heading: People to People: Social Entrepreneurship Conference.

The selection process should be completed by 22 November 2013. Please note that only selected applicants will be contacted.

TACSO contacts are as follows:

  • Albania:
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina:
  • Kosovo:
  • Macedonia:
  • Montenegro:
  • Serbia:
  • Turkey:

If you have any additional questions on the workshop please contact the local TACSO offices listed above. For further information please see the call for applicants HERE and the official website HERE.

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