The 3rd edition of the National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship took place this on November 24th 2017 in Tekwill, Chisinau, Moldova. It is the most important event of the year in Republic of Moldova for all actors of social economy. The overall objective of the conference is to strengthen the role of social enterprises as promoters of positive change towards an inclusive society. The conference gives participants the chance to extend their network, to interact with various local and international experts from Belgium, Hungary, Croatia, Austria, Romania, who will motivate by inspiring and entertaining speeches other social initiatives. The event also allows the opportunity to know closely successful stories via an exhibition of Moldavian social enterprises.
The event is part of the "Social Entrepreneurship" program of the Eco-Razeni Association, implemented with the financial support of IM Swedish Development Partner, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Attaché for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Austrian Embassy Chisinau. »
In his speech on « Democracy and social enterprise » Xavier Roberti - representing ENSIE member Groupe Terre from Belgium - explained the guidance of participative management based on the experience of their social enterprise.
Moldova has to face a crucial challenge, as social enterprises – which are living a thriving phase – still struggle with social and cultural changes and corruption in public authorities which affect the economic system. The good news is that a bill was passed a few weeks, introducing tax incentives and inducements from the local public administration authorities in order to promote the development of social entrepreneurship.
ENSIE congratulates "Eco-Razeni" and its president Sergiu Gurau for their remarkable work and hopes to welcome them as members of our network soon.