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.
WITH YOUR HELP
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
people educated in social entrepreneurship
As of December 31, 2017
See Our Work in Romania
Learn How NESsT Social Enterprises Fight Poverty in Romania
Our Projects in Romania
SPRING is the economic development component of zefiR (Together for the power of action) project and aims to support at least 28 entrepreneurs from three counties in Oltenia to start new business/income generating activities or to develop those already existing.
Coordinated by the NESsT Romania Foundation and implemented in partnership with the Social Entrepreneurship Impact & Finance (SEIF, Switzerland) and Alături de Voi Foundation (ADV, Romania), the “Enhancing Social Entrepreneurship, Building Bridges” project aims to strengthen the role of social enterprises as agents of positive change and inclusive growth by establishing knowledge and best-practice sharing between Romania and Switzerland.
Made in Andrei’s Country Project (second edition) is a social enterprises competition organized by OMV Petrom in partnership with NESsT. This project provides funds in total value of €350,000 euros, consultancy and training with NESsT Foundation’s team of experts to create social enterprises that produce value, solve social problems and provides jobs in the communities covered by the project.
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.