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Croatian social entrepreneurs shared their experience with Israeli and Indian experts

At a panel discussion on entrepreneurial experience in the field of launching social-entrepreneurial projects, which took place at VERN’ University on November 15th, the representatives of Croatian social labs and social entrepreneurs shared their valuable experience with future social and innovation lab managers from Israel and India.

The panel was held within the framework of the first training module for future social and innovation lab managers, which is part of the International Erasmus + Project SILICE (Social Innovation for Local Indian and Israeli Communities and Graduate Entrepreneurs).

The Croatian representatives who shared their experience were Ms. Stella Kalac from Social Innovation Laboratory (SIL), VERN' Alumni Ms. Marina Petrović from Green Energy Cooperative, Ms. Sandra Vlašić from Terra Hub Association Croatia and Ms. Jadranka Ćurković, marketing and start-up support specialist and founder of 200 C Ltd.

Experts and future SinnoLab managers (Social Innovation Labs) from Israeli and Indian universities have learned: how to map existing social innovations and develop cross-sectoral collaboration, why it is important to measure the project’s social impact, what the first signs of problems at the incubator are, why it is important to develop an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship and innovation, etc.

Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Croatia H. E. Zina Kalay Kleitman gave support to all program participants and welcomed the cooperation between Israeli and Indian universities, while Mr. Branko Štefanović, President of VERN’s Board of Governors shared his experience in the segment of social entrepreneurship.

The whole photo gallery of the three-day module can be seen on VERN's Facebook Page

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Communication Department

Photographs: Petar Vučetić, Krasnodar Peršun

Date of publication: 1.1.2018