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Enterprising for Tomorrow: Social Entrepreneurship & Youth Engagement Conference


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May 13, 2022 | Free online registration

Exclusive data, case studies and success stories from a new trend that is changing the business world - Social Economy.


The only conference in Romania and the Eastern Partnership countries to be attended by two of the experts who contributed to the drafting of the Social Economy Action Plan, launched by the European Commission in December 2021.




Angela Achitei

President of ADV Romania Foundation 2022 Euclid Network Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2016

Antonella Noya

Head of the Unit on Social Economy and Innovation, OECD

Dana Verbal

Ofițer politici publice pentru Economia Socială, Comisia Europeană

Víctor Meseguer

Director of Social Economy Europe

Costel Alexe

President of Iasi County Council

Maxim Pijevskii

Key Expert EU4YOUTH Coordination and Support Team

Constantin Țurcanu

Head of the Finance Department and Internationalization, ODIMM

Ancuța Vameșu

President of RISE Romania | Euclid Network Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise 2022

Andrea Bratu

Investment Manager - Inclusive Finance, European Investment Fund (EIF)

Daniel Sorrosal

Secretary General of the European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks and Finance (FEBEA)

Olena Prysiazhniuk

Finance & Operation Officer in emergency mission IsraAID Moldova

Dónal Traynor

CEO, Community Finance Ireland Group

Ion Georgescu

Social entrepreneur, Moara de hartie Comana

Roxana Damaschin

Social entrepreneur, OilRight

Elena Potur

Social entrepreneur, president of La Timp Association

Viorica llici

Social entrepreneur, president of ADIR Association

Bogdan Dimciu

Social Entrepreneur, Ophori co-founder

Lucian Butnaru

Social Entrepreneur, Cofeels founder

Ioana Cerescu

Social Entrepreneur, AER founder

Alina Beteringhe

Social Entrepreneur, founder of Museum of Communist Memories

Romanița Alexeev

Social Entrepreneur, Reinvent Upcycling, Moldova

Tamara Sirotencu

Social Entrepreneur,Senior Delta founder

Ecaterina Țăruș

Social Entrepreneur, Moldova

Sergiu Gurău

Social Entrepreneur, Floare de Cires, Moldova


Conference program

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What to expect?

The people who shape the social economy in Romania, Moldova and Ukraine and other European countries, the EU representatives who have worked on the European Social Economy Action Plan, will join the hybrid event. They will share best practices, case studies, and new data for boosting the social economy. Join a community of changemakers at the most important Social Entrepreneurship Conference in the region of Romania - Republic of Moldova - Ukraine! Discover the opportunities for your community and learn how you can be at the forefront of the new model changing the business world.

  • The Action Plan for Social Economy
  • Exclusive reports and analysis
  • Inclusive financing
  • Workshops with social entrepreneurs
  • The Cinemateque of social economy
  • Buy for Good Expo

Backstage work

Photos and stories from behind the scenes of organizing the event


The virtual marathon of social enterprises

3 hours of live broadcast! Visiting the home of 10 social entrepreneurs!


Organizers and Partners

The conference is organized by ADV Romania Foundation, with the support of the European Union, within the projects EU4Youth - Social Innovation Impact - a strategic partnership and AFIN - the alternative financing institution in Romania dedicated to the social economy sector. ADV Romania is one of the pioneers of the social economy in Romania, which contributed to the emergence of the Law on the Social Economy (2015), has developed 3 social enterprises and is a grant administrator for 42 social enterprises. The event is supported by project partners: Association of Cross-border Cooperation “Lower Danube Euroregion”, National Platform of Women of Moldova, Cross-Border Cooperation and European Integration Agency, Youth Public Organization “New European Generation”, Patria Credit, FEBEA and enjoys the support of 17 strategic partners!


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