NGO Expeditio has signed a Balkan declaration on the development of social entrepreneurship that will be adopted later this week in Belgrade. The initiative for the signing of this declaration was made on the occasion of the adoption of the so-called Strasbourg- declaration, on January 17th this year, which invited the EU and the Member States to encourage new models of economic development, particularly through the promotion and development of social entrepreneurship. In this direction is launched the initiative of adopting a Balkan declaration which, in this case, invite the governments of the Western Balkans and Turkey, as well as the EU itself, to promote the development of social entrepreneurship so that they focus the available funds on this concept.
Over 2000 Strasbourg declaration - signatories agrees with the view that social entrepreneurship is a huge potential for solving problems such as poverty, unemployment, inclusion of marginalized groups, pollution of the environment, etc. Unlike traditional entrepreneurship, where the primary objective is achievement and profit maximization, the focus of social entrepreneurship is to meet social needs. Therefore, social entrepreneurship is a significant driving force for social and economic development.
We invite all interested parties to join this initiative. This can be done via the website: http://belgradedeclaration.net/.