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Ashoka Romania Impact Report 2020

Ashoka Romania has arrived at its fourth yearly finish line, a year that challenged us, brought us together, but also offered new opportunities to connect and innovate under a lot of uncertainty. This report aims to be a reflection on how we coped during a year of unforeseen events, a global...
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Civic Europe Idea Challenge 2021 (en)

Civic Europe Idea Challenge offers funding worth up to 35,000 euros for local civic involvement projects MitOst and Sofia Platform, funded by Stiftung Mercator, have launched Civic Europe Idea Challenge, an incubator for civic programs, organizations and individuals with local initiatives in Central...
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Carmen Gheorghe empowers Roma women

Carmen Gheorghe, Ashoka Fellow: "Women in Roma communities do not need heroes or heroines to save them" Carmen Gheorghe joins the international Ashoka Fellows community of over 3,800 innovators and entrepreneurs who are changing the world. Roma feminist, activist and researcher, Carmen is the sixth...
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8 out of 10 Romanians believe that the society change begins with us

82% of Romanians believe that change begins with each of us, and 7 out of 10 consider themselves people who change for the better society and the environment in which they live, shows the latest study conducted by Ashoka Romania on the attitude and perception of Romanians about the role of "...
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Ashoka Programs in Romania

For 3 years Ashoka Romania has been building a network of top social innovators in Romania. We have already selected 6 Ashoka Fellows that generate systemic changes in areas such as health, journalism, nature conservation, civic participation, the fight against human trafficking, and building the identity of Roma women. We create an ecosystem in which social innovators can grow: an environment in which the legal and social framework is in order, an environment in which their work becomes visible and an environment that supports their plans for social change through knowledge, strategic partnerships, mentoring, financial instruments, ideas, and commitment.

Venture: Selecting our Ashoka Fellows

Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs through an intensive, human-centered process, selecting them into our global, trust-based fellowship of peers.
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Ashoka Support Network

The Ashoka Support Network is a global community of committed leaders who share, support, and advocate for Ashoka’s values and vision, while unleashing their own potential as changemakers.
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Ashoka's Priorities and Theory of Change

Ashoka focuses on four strategic priorities to help people understand and adapt to a world of accelerating change, where everyone is called on to be a leader: 

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Social Entrepreneurship

Ashoka selects world-class social entrepreneurs who are leading the way to an everyone-a-changemaker world.

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Empathy & Young Changemaking

Ashoka is leading a movement to transform how young people grow up so they thrive in today’s rapidly changing world where everyone must be a changemaker. Changemaking starts with empathy.

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Organizing for Changemaking

Living and working in our changemaker world requires breaking through silos, tearing down walls, and organizing in fluid, open, teams of teams.

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Ashoka is the best way of doing good.

Andrei Pogonaru
Member of Ashoka Support Network
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Ashoka is a community of ideas from which you can start building anything.

Paul Radu
Ashoka Fellow
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What Ashoka gives me is the feeling of feeling young and fighting for my dream. Along with Ashoka, I am happy to feel young again.

Dorica Dan
Ashoka Fellow
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I didn't met Ashoka, Ashoka met me. At the perfect time. Ashoka gave me visibility and opportunities to reach different people around the world.

Florin Stoican
Ashoka Fellow
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