Saturday, June 28, 2014

UNAOC Training on Social Entrepreneurship: Call for Applications

We have the pleasure to inform you that the second edition of Entrepreneurs for Social Change has just been launched and youth aged 18 to 35 from the Euro-Mediterranean region are invited to apply.

Entrepreneurs for Social Change is a program of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in cooperation with Fondazione CRT and the Italian government and it has three different components:

  1. 7-day training that will run in Torino, Italy, from 16 to 22 October 2014 and it will bring together 20 young people from the Euro-Mediterranean region to enhance the skills needed to boost a business idea with a social mission, and be a powerful motor of economic development and social inclusion.
  2. 9-month online mentoring period managed by experienced social entrepreneurs that will help the selected youth to be matched with potential investors and receive advice and support to implement their business plan.
  3. The participation in an online platform for exchanges with peers and potential partners within the network of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

If you are a young adult between the age of 18 and 35 years old and you come from the Euro-Med region, if you either already have a social enterprise and need to learn how to leverage it or you have already taken steps to start a social enterprise and want to learn how to move its business, this is an outstanding opportunity for you.

There is no participation fee, and all participants will be provided with round-trip international tickets to Torino as well as accommodations, meals and visa support.

Application submissions to the 2014 edition of Entrepreneurs for Social Change are open until 14 July 2014.

Please visit for any further information and to download the Application Form and follow the Application Guidelines.

Meanwhile, watch the introductory video of Massimo Lapucci, Secretary General of Fondazione CRT and Matthew Hodes, Director of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations to get a better sense of the program.

For any question please do not hesitate to ask to

Thanks for sharing this message with your network and whoever might be interested in such an opportunity.

Looking forward to see the new generation of Entrepreneurs for Social Change in Torino!

Francesco Candelari for Entrepreneurs for Social Change Team

Project Management Specialist – Youth and Development

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

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