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VIII National Meeting of the Social Economy

On 23–24 October 2014, the 8th National Meeting of the Social Economy has been organized in the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. Government officials and representatives from NGOs, the private sector, and the media discussed the future of social entrepreneurship development in Poland at this conference, organized by the Foundation for Social and Economic Research and the Center for Human Resources Development in collaboration with the More ›

Legal Advice for Emerging Entrepreneurs in Poland.

NESsT recently established a partnership with law firm Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) Święcicki Krześniak to support its program in Poland. The law firm will provide pro-bono legal advice to the social enterprises in NESsT’s portfolio on a range of topics, from establishing a legal entity to relevant commercial activities. For example, NESsT social enterprise Parostatek from Cieszyn plans to launch a “living architecture” project, and its director wondered if there were [...] More ›

Sărbătorim șapte ani de schimbare socială: Raportul de Impact al NESsT România (2007-2014)

For English version press here. Mulți dintre noi lucrăm de zor, să facem mai mult și mai bine, uitând să ne bucurăm pe îndelete de fiecare reușită pe care o avem. De cele mai multe ori tindem să ne concentram mai mult pe aspectele care nu s-au întâmplat cum planificam sau cum ne doream, trecând cu vedere aspectele care poate au ieșit mai bine decât speram. Astăzi, după 7 ani de activitate NESsT în România, noi [...] More ›

Celebrating Seven Years of Social Change: NESsT Romania Impact Report (2007–2014)

Pentru versiunea în limba română apăsați aici. Assessments tend to highlight challenges more than they celebrate achievements. Perhaps this is a result of the fast-paced world we live in, where success is short-lived because something bigger and better is always on the horizon. But, if we are always chasing the next milestone, we risk losing sight of the bigger picture; for NESsT, that big picture is a society where everyone has the means to ensure [...] More ›

2014 International Venture Philanthropy Award Recipient: Istvan Szoke of CVC Capital Partners

London (October 23, 2014) The 2014 NESsT International Venture Philanthropy Award will today be presented to Istvan Szoke, Partner at CVC Capital Partners in London. The award recognizes Istvan’s and CVC Capital Partners’ contribution as an active advisor and donor to NESsT, and as a leader in promoting philanthropy and community giving in the private equity industry throughout Central and Eastern Europe. In 2013 and 2014, CVC Capital Partners and NESsT collaborated to impact the lives [...] More ›