Romania & the Balkans

More than a third of Romanians are at risk of poverty and social exclusion, and unemployment remains high in the Western Balkans, especially among women and youth.

NESsT’s investments in Romania and the Balkans focus on social enterprises that create jobs for those most in need, including rural populations, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities and young people who face higher unemployment rates than in many other countries in Europe.  


We’ve invested in 33 social enterprises that have improved the lives of more than 101,000 people in Romania & the Balkans.



dignified employment & income generation opportunities created

US$3 million



people educated in social entrepreneurship


As of December 31, 2017

See Our Work in Romania


Learn How NESsT Social Enterprises Fight Poverty in Romania

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Calling Social Entrepreneurs in Romania & the Balkans

Are you ready to change the world with your social enterprise? We can help.

Our Projects in Romania

Our Supporters in Romania & the Balkans

Thanks to our incredible partners and donors who help us fight poverty and social exclusion in Romania & the Balkans.


Bd. Gen. Ion Dragalina, nr. 7, ap. 14
300181, Timişoara, Romania

p: +40 724 078 487

e: romania[at]

f: /NESsT.Romania