Social entrepreneurs are becoming new actors of change in Ukraine and contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. From July to September 2020, the Institute of Leadership and Management of Ukrainian Catholic University in cooperation with "Sustainable Development Lab" by Dekabristen e.V. conducted an educational and exchange program for social entrepreneurs and innovators from Ukrainian regions.
In public online discussions, webinars and workshops, 30 participants learned basics about social entrepreneurship in Ukraine, Social Lean Canvas, Social Marketing & Storytelling, Fundraising and Pitching & Presenting Skills and developed their own social business ideas. In the virtual final event on September 19, 13 participants publicly presented the business models for their social and environmental projects. The three best projects were recommended to participate in the SDG Accelerator “Partnerships for the Goals!”
and won the possibility to participate in a study trip to Berlin in autumn 2021.