for Social Entrepreneurs and NGOs from Belarus, Germany, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine
for the Goals!
SDG Accelerator for international projects
As pioneers of social innovation, non-profit civic organizations and social entrepreneurs are important actors in the implementation of Agenda 2030. They act locally to tackle global issues, like climate change, waste, human rights and corruption. Local partnerships, international exchange and translocal cooperation help to develop efficient solutions, increase the impact and contribute to the SDGs. We launch the second SDG Accelerator to advance translocal cooperation and develop new partnerships for SDG 17. Apply with your ideas and innovative solutions, meet German, Belarusian, Moldovan, Russian or Ukrainian partners, develop your own bi- or multilateral project and receive funding for its implementation!
What is the SDG Accelerator?
Educational, exchange and partnership program focusing on the development of new bi- and multilateral projects
SDG Accelerator includes Pre-Accelerator, Pitches and six month mentorship-based program. Pre-Accelerator starts in March 2021
Participants are social entrepreneurs and civil society actors from Belarus, Germany, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine
We host meetups with foreign stakeholders and support participants in acquiring new partners
Microgrants for Online Campaigns and local activities at Global Week to Act4SDGs. Support in applying for foreign grants
(e.g. by German Federal Foreign Office)
Active participation in Global Week to Act4SDGs in September 2021 or support in implementation of own project idea
The working language of the program is English. The program is hybrid and consists of online trainings, pitches and offline study trips and meetups. Participation is free of charge.
11 February
Call for applications
25 February
SDG Accelerator Open Day
Info-Meetup: FAQs & Chats with Team and Alumni of Sustainable Development Lab.
9 March
Deadline for applications (23.59 CET)
8 April
12:00 - 13:30 CET
Open Day of Social Innovation
“Clean, green and fair? How sustainable production, organic farming and social innovations contribute to the Goals
13 April
12:00 - 13:30 CET
Open Day of Social Innovation
”The roof is on fire! How to protect,restore and promote sustainable use of forests”
22 April
12:00 - 13:30 CET
Open Day of Social Innovation
“Leave no one behind: How social entrepreneurs increase accessibility and reduce inequalities”
29 April
9:30 - 16:00 CET
Public event at European Social Economy Summit
Partnerships for maximizing social impact
13 May
Pitching Workshop
How to sell your project idea for a grant?
20 May
Pitches for the main accelerator program „Partnerships for the Goals!“
June - October
Study trip to Germany for winners of pitches. Mentoring and supporting the implementation of cooperation projects, support in application for foreign grants
(e.g. Eastern Partnership and Russia Funding Programm)
8 July
Pitches for a microgrant „Global Week to Act4SDGs”
Implementation of project ideas or active participation in Global Week to Act4SDGs
(dates tba)
28 October
Final event with partners and stakeholders
Who can participate?
Social entrepreneurs, social innovators, campaigners and civil society actors from Belarus, Germany, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine who meet the following criteria:

  • Expertise or innovative solution for one or several SDGs
  • Experience in project management
  • Commitment and willingness to participate regularly in educational and exchange activities
  • Sufficient knowledge of English (B1/B2)
Sergey Medvedev
project manager
Magdalena Patalong
project coordinator

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