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Eastern Europe & Eurasia
Recent experience in Eastern Europe & Eurasia
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2016 - Advisor to the government of Kosovo on the drafting of a new social enterprise law.
For evaluation contact Katerina Takovska, PIN Regional Director, email@example.com
2015-2016 - Work with People in Need on social enterprise development in South Eastern Europe, especially Serbia and Kosovo.
For evaluation contact Ondřej Nádvorník, PIN Co-ordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
2009-2012 - Development work on a new fair trade model based on intellectual property development.
For evaluation contact Sergey Zhidkikh, Livelihoods Programme Manager, Oxfam GB in the Russian Federation email@example.com
2010 - Restructuring Oxfam's country operation in Albania as a social enterprise.
For evaluation contact Anila Vandresha, Regional Manager, Oxfam GB firstname.lastname@example.org
2008-2009 - Advice to Oxfam on how social enterprise development might contribute to the anti-poverty programme they are currently running in Russia, and convening in October 2008 a broad-based 3-day training and discussion workshop on social enterprise development.
For evaluation contact Nicholas Colloff, Former Country Manager, Oxfam GB in the Russian Federation (now Director of Strategy & Innovation Oxfam International) email@example.com
Development of a national social enterprise infrastructure-building programme and delivery of a seminar sequence for 'social firm champions' over January-May 2005 with the Valakupiai Centre for physically disabled people in Vilnius, Lithuania.
For evaluation contact Rasa Noreikyte, Project Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE... One of the participants in our Lithuania training programme, Egidijus Biknevičius, won the 2008 Lithuanian Young Entrepreneur Medal of Merit for Business for his work establishing the ICT social enterpise Etalink (for a passable translation google 'Etalink' and select 'translate this page' for the top result).
Contracted as UK associate of NESsT in 2004 and in September delivery for NESsT of a 2week social enterprise training and development programme In Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia.
Contact Nicole Etchart, NESsT Chief Executive Officer email@example.com
Research into the support needs of the social enterprise sector in Ukraine for the Eurasia Foundation, and recommendations on the establishment of a new grant programme.
For evaluation contact Olga Vasylchenko, SDSA Kyiv firstname.lastname@example.org
Social enterprise skills training commissioned by the Hamlet Trust for NGO staff and mental health service users from a number of Eastern European countries, delivered across 3day workshops in Kyiv, Ukraine, in Autumn 2002 and again in Spring 2004, and in Tirana, Albania, in Autumn 2003.
For evaluation contact Jo Lucas, former Hamlet Trust Chief Executive email@example.com
Training for CRS, in partnership with NESsT, on social enterprise skills, delivered in Sarajevo, BosniaHerzegovina, Summer 2003, as part of a financial sustainability training programme for NGOs from a number of South East European countries.
For evaluation contact Jason Vassiliades, CRS Regional Adviser Europe firstname.lastname@example.org