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SE TALKS #3: Why social entrepreneurs are called agents for change?

March 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC+1

With the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, entrepreneurship appeared as a key factor in generating economic value and making a positive impact both from a social and environmental standpoint.

Social entrepreneurs try to address social and environmental problems in their community. With their business, they not only manage to motivate key players, but influence as well as people´s mindsets, generating a huge impact on the social landscape.

Join us at SEtalks #3 where we will discuss several topics:

  •  The impact of SEurs in the communities
  •  The role of SEurs as agents for change
  •  Best practices
  •  What should SEurs learn & do to increase impact


  1. Sara Čortan – Coordinator of Social Impact Award (Serbia)
  2. Dejan Stojanovikj – Executive Director of Association for Social and Economic Development “IN VIVO” (North Macedonia)
  3. Selahattin Ciritci – Trainer at Turkish National Agency for Social Entrepreneurship (Turkey)

The discussion will be moderated by Snežana Andrić, President of Young Ambassadors (Serbia) and Stefan Chichevaliev, Executive Director of the Social Entrepreneurship Observatory (North Macedonia).

Webinar will be in English and available through the Zoom platform.

Link for registration: http://setalks.org/enrol-to-se-talks-3-why-social-entrepreneurs-are-called-agents-for-change/ 

We have launched the series of public discussions “SEtalks” with an aim to bring closer the social entrepreneurship field to new and upcoming entrepreneurs and innovators, to motivate young people to get involved in businesses with values which produce social impact.

You can find SEtalks #1 & 2 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnqlIswoaDo & https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsNcbarfbHHg9JBJ8r5Rkzw and on our social media channels.

Project “SEtalks” is implemented by Young Ambassadors in partnership with Social Entrepreneurship Observatory and the support of the Swedish Institute and Lund University.


Scope and Purpose


For more than a decade, various actors in the WB region have been struggling to promote the idea of social entrepreneurship as a perspective concept that will actively work to create sustainable solutions to economic, social and environmental issues.

However, the development of social entrepreneurship in the region is still in its beginning. The lack of political stability on a regional and national level has changed the focus and the priorities of the countries toward political and economic stability, neglecting the social security and the social issues that are dragged for decades. Moreover, the lack of data for the development of the sector makes it almost impossible to showcase a transparent picture of the state-of-the-art on a national level, especially about the size, activities, number, impact and other characteristics in the field.

The literature and sparse field research show that the sector in the region is characterized as small with scarce political, institutional, financial and legal support for social enterprises (Rosandic & Kusinikova, 2018; Chichevaliev, 2019; European Commission, 2020).

The purpose of the webinar is to raise awareness about social entrepreneurship and to modernize an underrepresented field that lacks information and critical discourse.

We will be discussing social entrepreneurship with experts working in the field. The participants will also hear why social entrepreneurs are called agents for change and learn about social entrepreneurship practices in the region. At the end of the webinar Q&A session is planned for the audience.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • To raise awareness about social entrepreneurship;
  • To motivate young people to get involved in businesses with values that produce social impact;
  • To provide a platform for sharing information and resources;
  • To create a tradition of promoting social entrepreneurship practices.


March 25, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC+1


Social Entrepreneurship Observatory
Young Ambassadors