Entrepreneurs for Social Change

Along the shores of the Mediterranean the effects of the economic crisis are still being felt with high levels of youth unemployment and a lack of opportunities.

Where the local communities are bereft of economic activity and upward mobility is scarce, innovative social entrepreneurs committed to making positive social change are assuming a pivotal role in the creation of a more promising future for all.

Entrepreneurs for Social Change (E4SC) is a project aimed at supporting young social entrepreneurs from the Euro-Mediterranean area whose business activities seek to create employment opportunities and promote non-violent social change. The E4SC project was devised by the Fondazione CRT in collaboration with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Through a week of training and 9 months of mentoring, 20 young social entrepreneurs from the MENA region are given the chance to acquire the business, funding, marketing and intercultural understanding needed to help take their businesses to the next level and create positive social impact.

here is the link for the Webdoc on La Stampa’s website which gives a brief outline of the 2014 participants social initiatives:


Launch of the ENIL-ECCL Shadow Report on the implementation of Article 19 of the UN CRPD

ENIL-ECCL will be launching its Shadow report on the implementation of Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Living independently and being included in the community) in the European Union. The launch will take place on 14 November 2014 in Brussels (Philanthropy House).

The Shadow report will provide an overview of access to Independent Living in the EU, and will analyse EU’s compliance with Article 19 since its ratification of the CRPD in 2010.

The launch event is co-organised with the EFC Consortium of Foundations on Human Rights and Disabilities and the Zero Project whose preliminary results will be presented by Michael Fembeck (Head of Zero Project, ESSL Foundation).

The draft agenda is available here.

To register, please click here. Deadline for registration: 24 October 2014

Important information: The working language of the event in English, with sign language interpretation provided if needed. Due to limited seating, spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.