ENSIE is glad to inform you, in collaboration with its partners from the WISEs4Youth project, of the organisation of a webinar in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities, on “WISEs as a tool for the development of local youth entrepreneurship” on October, 12th from 9:30 to 11 am. 

Work integration social enterprises – WISEs – are deeply rooted at local level, active in local value chains and in the integration of people with support needs. Supporting young people in the Western Balkans to start their own social business is an effective mechanism to bypass the challenges of labour market. The event will discuss ENSIE’s work in the Western Balkans and will look at the WISEs4Youth project as example.

This workshop has three goals: to showcase how the WISE model can have an impact on the local job market, to demonstrate why developing WISEs in Western Balkans is particularly crucial and to explain how to encourage the involvement of young people.

The workshop will have a special focus on Tirana, Albania, as the 2022 Youth Capital.


Introduction: Aziza Yussupova, Policy officer at ENSIE

What is the situation for youth social entrepreneurship in Slovenia? Gregor Cotic, Manager, SENT Slovenia 

What is the situation for youth social entrepreneurship in North Macedonia?  Irina Janevska, Founder, Organization for Social Innovation ARNO

Testimonies from youth entrepreneurs from Serbia and North Macedonia

Focus on actions led in Albania to support the development of youth social entrepreneurship

  • What are municipalities doing? Genci Kojdheli, General Director at  General Directorate of Integration, Strategic Planning and Economic Development, Municipality of Tirana
  • What are social partners doing? Klotilda Tavani, Director of Programs, Partners Albania for Change and Development
Q&A session
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