Ashoka European Changemaker Summit

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European Changemaker Summit

150 selected decision makers from investors, foundations, companies, public institutions and NGOs from all over Europe joined us to:

  • get a pan-European perspective on the most pressing social challenges & trends,
  • foster an European community around social  entrepreneurship,
  • understand how the social entrepreneurship ecosystem works in other countries,
  • accelerate social entrepreneurship by connecting, learning and partnering internationally.

Ashoka European Changemaker Summit Report

Ashoka gathered 36 leading social entrepreneurs from 16 European countries on May 16th 2018 in Berlin, Germany. They represent the future of system-changing social innovation in Europe.

The summit gave a sneak preview into this future: Europe’s leading social entrepreneurs shared their insights and showcased their solutions, Ashoka contributed with analysis and trends that we see across the continent.

 

Speakers

Ashoka Fellow and Founder of Kanchi and Binc

Caroline Casey is an award-winning social entrepreneur, international speaker and leading authority on diversity and inclusion....

Founder and CEO of Fox&Sheep

Verena is a member of the Ashoka Support Network and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum....

Moderator

Natasha Walker is a communication consultant and has been living in and working from Heidelberg, Germany, for 23 years, where she is married and has two children....

Ashoka Germany

Rainer Höll builds bridges between foundations, decision-makers, welfare organizations and social entrepreneurs for Ashoka since 2010....

Social Entrepreneurs

Contextual Safeguarding Network

United Kingdom...

Craftivist Collective

United Kingdom...

Rural Schools Transformation Network

Turkey...

Event

Wed, 16 May 2018
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Pufendorfstraße 11,
Berlin - 10249
DE

Event Timeline

Wed, 16 May 2018
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9:00 am - 9:30 am
Welcome & Registration

Rainer Höll
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9:30am - 10:00am
Introduction: Europe as a force in social innovation
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Caroline Casey
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10:00am - 10:15am
Keynote Speech: How Europe gave me the power to build a global movement
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Verena Pausder
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10:15am - 10:30am
Keynote Speech: Why entrepreneurs look up to social entrepreneurs
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10:30 - 11:15
Meet the social entrepreneurs!
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Teasers for the workshops with the 36 social entrepreneurs.


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11:15 - 11:45
Coffee Break

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11:45 - 13:15
Parallel workshops with the social entrepreneurs
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Workshops on social issues: Housing and Urbanity, Democracy and Protest, Climate and Biodiversity, Changemaker Education, Digital Platforms, Public Health, Future of Work, (Un)employment, Migrants and Refugees


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13:15 - 14:45
Stakeholder Lunches

Get to know other foundations, investors, companies and NGOs over lunchGet to know other foundations, investors, companies and NGOs over lunch.


Rainer Höll
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14:45 - 15:15
Impulse: Social innovation trends in Europe and how to make social entrepreneurs successful
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15:15 - 17:00
Interactive toolbox for social entrepreneurs - expert workshops on methods and know-how
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Workshops with Ashoka experts on Impact Orientation and Systemic Change 


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17:00 - 17:30
Coffee Break

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17:30 - 18:00
Closing: Where do we go from here? Looking back at the European Community from 2025
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18:30 - 22:00
Fingerfood and networking

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Partners

Ashoka would like to thank the following partners for their generous support.