Entrepreneurs for Social Change


The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is organizing a 7-day training in collaboration with Fondazione CRT and the Italian Government. The training will bring together 20 young people from the Euro-Mediterranean region to enhance the skills needed to boost a business idea with a social mission, and be a powerful motor of economic development and social inclusion.

In addition to this training, the selected 20 young adults will receive feedback from peers, mentoring from experienced social entrepreneurs and will be matched with potential investors during the 9 months following the training. The event will be organized at Fondazione CRT premises in Torino (Italy) from 16 to 22 October 2014.

If you are a young adult between the age of 18 and 35 years old and you come from the Euro-Med region, if you either already have a social enterprise and need to learn how to leverage it or you have already taken steps to start a social enterprise and want to learn how to move its business, this is an outstanding opportunity for you.

There is no participation fee, and all participants will be provided with round-trip international tickets to Torino as well as accommodations, meals and visa support.

If you want to know more about the program, take a look at our information material on the meaning of social entrepreneurship, the profiles of the participants to the 2013 edition, highlights from the previous edition, or links to get know how changemakers around the world use social entrepreneurship to advance social inclusion and tackle unemployment and marginalization.

Application submissions to the 2014 edition of Entrepreneurs for Social Change are open until 26 July 2014.

Follow the Application Guidelines and download and compile the Application Form.

Watch the introductory video of Massimo Lapucci, Secretary General of Fondazione CRT and Matthew Hodes, Director of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

For any question please do not hesitate to ask to E4SC@unaocyouth.org

Looking forward to see the new generation of Entrepreneurs for Social Change in Torino!