RISE

A successful cooperation between France and the Western Balkans to enhance social and solidarity economy at the European level A press conference was organized by the French Embassy to Serbia at the French Institute in Belgrade on Wednesday, 8 September 2021. On this occasion, the French Development Agency (AFD), the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO),

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RISE Regional Forum meets Social Innovations Forum in 2021! When: September 9-10, 2021 Where: KC Grad, Belgrade, Serbia We are excited to invite impact-makers, entrepreneurs, organizations, representatives from international organizations and governments to join us for this year’s Social Innovations Forum taking place in KC Grad in Belgrade, Serbia. The agenda will be packed with insightful

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WESTERN BALKANS – The Regional Youth Cooperation Office is looking for a new colleague! We are launching a call for the RYCO Project Staff – Finance and Administration Officer on the RISE project supported by the French Development Agency. If you are interested in applying for the position and you fulfill all the criteria set

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WESTERN BALKANS – For the last four months, 137 young entrepreneurs gathered in 46 teams from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia worked on developing their social business ideas. In the upcoming days, they will compete in front of a jury for financial support and access to a regional incubation program

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ALBANIA – Head of the RYCO Local Branch Office in Albania Mr Kreshnik Loka participated in a virtual round table titled “Start-ups and SMEs before and after COVID-19”, which took place online on 27 January. The round table was organized by the Barleti Hub in Albania with the aim of discussing the current status of

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WESTERN BALKANS – Developed and conducted by the two researchers, Teo Petricevic and Jelena Andjelic, and coordinated by the RISE consortium, the Regional Study and Guidelines on Social Entrepreneurship in the Western Balkans provides the most recent, relevant, and concise information on the current state of social entrepreneurship and youth entrepreneurship in the Western Balkans.

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WESTERN BALKANS – The RISE project selected 137 young entrepreneurs gathered in 46 teams coming from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia to develop their social business ideas. Through a series of workshops, mobility programs and financial support, young people will have a chance to learn, grow, develop their businesses and

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