Topic : Environment & Sustainability
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Looking at Europe from a different angle: As origin to impactful social innovations and their founders
In 2018, Ashoka led one of the largest and most diverse studies of system changing social entrepreneurs ever conducted.
Edward Edilbi is introducing a new way to empower, integrate and build social capital in scattered, immigrant populations that have been affected by a political crisis or natural disaster. Using diaspora networks, he enables refugees to play an active and productive role, thus changing their status from helplessness to independence and promoting positive perceptions of refugees.
Carlo is working to end the segregation of Europe’s most marginalized populations, the Roma, by working at the institutional, community and civil society levels to transform the conventional approach to the issue from an ethnic perspective to a socio-economic one.
With SPEAK, Hugo fosters the organic emergence of local communities where migrants, refugees and locals meet and develop meaningful relationships as equals in a safe sharing space that values diversity, fosters deep human bonds and ultimately creates powerful informal support networks to enable the integration of newcomers.
Mikuláš works to spur civic engagement and a sense of responsibility for public life among youth and adults of Central Europe by encouraging them to examine, understand and engage with shared past and relate on a deeper level to the importance of overcoming indifference to public life in the human history.
Through OF/BY/FOR ALL, Nina Simon is building a global movement that challenges the expectations of “public institutions” by helping organizations of all kinds become of, by, and for their communities.
Adam Foss founded Prosecutor Impact to repair our criminal justice system by shifting the culture and norms among prosecutors across the United States.