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RISE (Regional Incubator for Social Entrepreneurs); formerly known as WB6 Lab, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019-2022

Type of project Youth focused
Timeframe 2019 - 2022
Scheduled status Completed
Locations Bosnia and Herzegovina
Donors RYCO


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to address a specific and crucial need in the region in relation to its current context and history: opening new spaces of reconciliation for the youth of the Western Balkans through social entrepreneurship
The first specific objective is to enrich the capacity of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Western Balkans region; The second specific objective is linked to the very nature of the project: to encourage reconciliation through social entrepreneurship.
Key Activities
- Supporting six local structures that benefit from a tailored capacity building training before creating and operating the program to support social entrepreneurship for young project leaders in the region;
- Helping youth aged 18-35 of the WB6 develop their socially impactful solutions for the development of their communities: young entrepreneurs get individual coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities to transform their ideas into a sustainable business model based on social business principles;
- Organising two cross-border incubation programs: two selected project leaders attend a five-day regional BootCamp and a six-month Regional Incubation program where they benefit from intensive capacity building trainings to bring their project to the next step.
- Developing a brand to promote the program and its local structures;
- Promoting regional cooperation through social entrepreneurship among the WB6 youth: the local structures raise awareness about the social entrepreneurship concept and its impact among young people by animating a three-day design thinking workshop;
- Advocating for social entrepreneurship: conducting a study on social entrepreneurship in the region and organizing a regional forum that will serve as a platform for discussion on social entrepreneurship in the region.
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