EU4Youth Moldova - 5 success stories in social entrepreneurship

25.01.2023 / Moldova

In 2022, 6 youth from Moldova who participated in the Accelerator of Social Enterprises competition, within the EU4Youth - Social Innovation Impact - a strategic partnership! were awarded a grant of 7,500 euros for creating a business with social impact. In total, 5 social enterprises were established, one of them having 2 co-founders. All the 5 social enterprises are legally registered as social enterprises, as Moldova has a legislation in this area. This means that 90% of profits is reinvested in the social mission of the organisation (stated in the act of incorporation).


  • 5 of the young social entrepreneurs are women
  • 1 entrepreneur is a man
  • 3 of the 5 social businesses are in rural areas of Moldova
  • Field of activity - circular economy (creative recycling), online commerce, pet services, 3D medal and trophy creation and customization services, textiles (tailoring, clothing repair).

Discover business ideas with social impact and the courageous, creative youth from Moldova


Reinvent - the first Upcycling studio in Moldova!


The place where creative reinventors stir their imagination and give a fabulous new life to an old object.



3DeBine - the first online shop dedicated to local producers from Moldova


Due to the EU4Youth funding, healthy food from local producers, eco products for home and body, which you would usually find at fairs, can now be ordered and delivered to consumers across Moldova.



Prieteni dragi - pet hotel established as a social enterprise by two friends passionate about animals and experiences in working with disadvantaged youth


Prieteni dragi is a social business, founded by two friends - Olga and Ecaterina, who dream to bring change for the better in the community of people with disabilities and in the community of animal lovers.



Social Textil - knitwear manufactured in rural Moldova


Social Textil is the only tailoring workshop in the village situated 60km away from the capital city of Moldova. Social Textil also created quality knitwear at affordable prices comfortable everyday knitwear at affordable prices. 



3D Running - a social enterprise on the mission to raise a new generation of ambassadors for the 2030 Agenda!


3D Running is a 3D printing studio that offers custom sustainable trophies and medals from eco-friendly materials. 



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