Youth unemployment is a growing problem in Greece, Croatia and Cyprus. The COOPower project is inspiring young people to create their own social enterprises and co-operatives to tackle the problem themselves.
Bite-sized stories this week from the impact economy around the world: ups and downs in Europe's social enterprise movement, Omidyar's latest spinout, Malaysian businesses get new accrediation, new appointments and a sad departure.
PLUS: Croatia’s first social impact fund, $100m financing partnership for emerging market ventures, new ‘repayable grants’ for Scottish environmental businesses, Canada’s MaRS Catalyst Fund rebrands and expands, and more.
A gathering of European social entrepreneurs in Zagreb saw plenty of getting to know each other better, alongside a good helping of sector strengthening peer-to-peer advice. You could almost feel European ties growing stronger...