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Europe Foundation’s response to the Impact Assessment of Industrial, Technical Support, and Access to Finance Components for the ‘Produce in Georgia’ Program (2014-2018)

Europe Foundation responds to the Impact Assessment of Industrial, Technical Support, and Access to Finance Components for the ‘Produce in Georgia’ Program (2014-2018) published by LEPL Enterprise Georgia operating under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. In August 2018, Europe Foundation commissioned a Gendered Assessment of SME Development Strategy of Georgia 2016-2020, […]

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Robolab in Rustavi

Eleven-year-old Nika Gogoladze has attended the Robotics School in Rustavi since last September. As they say, he prefers robotics classes to any other lesson at school. “Since September I have missed robotics classes only once, and only because I got the day wrong. I learn a lot here. Assembling robots is the most interesting activity.” […]

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Tebe’s Social Exhibits

Tebe is a social enetrprise operating a day center in Borjomi. The Borjomi day center was established in 2013 in a former kindergarten building “without any previous plan, but as a result of a tireless fight,” recalled Nana Lomadze, founder of the community service organization (CSO), Together for Real Changes. Before undertaking this project, Nana […]

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Social Enterprises during the Pandemic Crisis

To tackle the impacts of COVID-19, Europe Foundation offered additional support to social enterprises previously awarded grants. Several organizations benefited from this support while dealing with the tasks facing them. One of these is Anika’s Day Care Center, who digitally transformed their services to deliver them remotely. Another, Social Café Mziuri, used the additional funds […]

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Gendered Assessment of SME Development Strategy of Georgia 2016-2020

  Gendered Assessment of SME Development Strategy of Georgia 2016-2020 was commissioned by Europe Foundation and conducted by Nordic Consulting Group to assess the extent to which the state strategy promotes economic empowerment of women.  The assessment is based on desk study, including the review of Georgia’s SME Development Strategy 2016-2020 and its implementation instruments […]

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Arabuli ART HOUSE – Korsha’s calling card

  Nino Arabuli has been engaged in tourism for 12 years now. Although Khevsurian by origin, it was not until her university years that she visited the region for the first time. Today, she works on the use and development of Khevsureti’s tourism potential. This activity engages a social mission as well: to employ local […]

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Call for Proposals for Social Enterprise Development

Europe Foundation (EPF) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for civil society organizations (CSOs) for social enterprise development. Grant competition aims to support the development of new and existing social enterprises, to promote social enterprise as a viable instrument for attaining long-term CSO sustainability. See full text of the announcement.  See the application form.

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Archil Elbakidze’s strawberries

  Archil Elbakidze is a chemist. He has worked in the field of agriculture for many years now. The organization he founded, Abkhazinterconti, is already 20 years old. Over the years, Archil has gained so much experience and knowledge that today he regards himself as an expert in berry fruits. For some time now, he […]

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Holiday Products from Social Enterprises

  Europe Foundation and Social Enterprises Alliance (SEA), in cooperation with Goodwill hypermarket, are pleased to extend an invitation to the Social Enterprise Easter Fair, which will take place during April 4-7, 2018, at the Goodwill in Didi Dighomi location (Address: 1 King Parnavaz Avenue).  The fair will offer food products and Easter items made […]

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Novelty in New Mziuri

  If the New Mziuri Park is a lively place today, it is at least partially due to a café, or to be more accurate, a social space, as the importance of this venue cannot be limited to its role as a catering facility alone. Gvantsa is a barista at the Mziuri Café. She has […]

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Babale Goes Online

  Lia Tabatadze’s daughter is eight years old. She was born with Down syndrome. At the maternity ward Lia, like many other mothers, was advised to abandon her. Lia recalls that, although she was shocked, she did not consider this advice even for a second. Instead, she started to search for information about the diagnosis. […]

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Smart Hand with a Social Mission

The fact that Mariam’s left hand would not develop normally was something that her parents were aware of as early as on the 12th week of her mother’s pregnancy. Today, Mariam is seven years old and she is an exceptional girl. Mariam Niniashvili is the first person in Georgia to have received a high-tech, 3D-printed […]

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Europe Foundation Joined Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017

  On November 13-19, 2017 more than 70 countries celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Europe Foundation (EPF) has been taking part in the GEW since 2014 and  this year joined the Week with the following events: On November 16, EPF organized Social Enterprise Marketing Masterclass delivered by Strategic Marketing and Corporate Innovation Specialist, Ms. Miriam […]

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Europe Foundation Celebrates Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017

During the week of 13-19 November, more than 70 countries of the world celebrate the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017. As in previous years, Europe Foundation joins GEW 2017 with the following activities: November 16, 09:30 – 14:30 – Social Enterprise Marketing Master Class, delivered by Strategic Marketing and Corporate Innovation Specialist, Ms. Miriam Kiwan. The event […]

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Fair of Social Enterprises: Buy Social

On June 17, within the framework of the Legacy Program of the World Rugby U20 Championship, Europe Foundation and Impact Hub Tbilisi, in cooperation with the Georgian Rugby Union hosted a fair of social enterprises. Fifteen social enterprises, assisted by the Australian National U20 Rugby team members offered customers wider variety of handmade products –  […]

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Social Impact Award - a Program for Students in Social Entrepreneurship

Young, energetic people can become drivers of positive change, when given the opportunity to fully unleash their potential. They can contribute to solving salient social issues and build their own future. Social Impact Award, a program for students in social entrepreneurship,  invites young people to take an active role as citizens and respond to societal […]

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Master-class on Mainstreaming Gender Considerations in Social Enterprise Development

On January 23, 2017 Europe Foundation hosted a Master-class on Mainstreaming Gender Considerations in Social Enterprise Development, made possible by the support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Master-class was attended by the representatives of social enterprises, civil society organizations and state agencies from Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Gori, Lagodekhi and Dusheti. The event was organized […]

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Joining Forces for Social Change

On November 17, Europe Foundation and Impact Hub Tbilisi hosted an event – Joining Forces for Social Change, within the framework of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). GEW is celebrated annually, in November, in 160 countries.  Various events, planned throughout the week enable entrepreneurs to open up new opportunities, network, share ideas, etc. With its […]

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A Session on Social Entrepreneurship at EBRD Civil Society Programme/Annual Meeting

On May 13-15, 2015, Georgia is hosing Annual Meeting and Business Forum of the European Bank for Reconstructive and Development which attract over 2,000 participants from the EBRD region and shareholders’ countries, including the representatives of the private sector, governments, international community, civil society and media. One of the flagship events of the Bank’s engagement […]

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Concluding Event of the Competition - Students for Social Enterprise

On April 28, 2015, Eurasia Partnership Foundation and the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG) in cooperation with Tbilisi City Hall are organizing a concluding event of the annual competition Students for Social Enterprise. The event will be held at Courtyard Marriott, at 12:00 pm. During the event, student teams under 2 nominations […]

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