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Call for Applicants – Training Program on Social Business

Would you like to extend your knowledge on the quickly emerging topic of Social Business? Do you see yourself as a potential social entrepreneur that strives to make a change in our society? Are you between 18-35 years old and a Macedonian citizen? If yes, then apply for the training program on social entrepreneurship and enhance your social entrepreneurship spirit and potential!

ZIP Institute together with its Swiss partner SEED is implementing the project “Promoting Social Business among Youth in Macedonia from February 2013 until December 2013, funded by Youth for Development, Switzerland.

The project is aimed at increasing awareness and skills for social business among two main target groups: (a) young people in Macedonia and (b) potential disseminators/multipliers. Thus,

  • 20 young people in Macedonia will be trained on social business through offering innovative web based tools, learning materials, a week-long workshop in Skopje, coordinated with SEED trainers (who will provide expertise in this area).
  • Potential disseminators like start-up centres, other NGOs, or employment service centres will be engaged by providing them useful training materials and resources and establishing a network of interested partners.

The program will ensure that there is ethnic and regional diverse composition of the participants. All profiles are welcome! Priority will be given to applicants that already have some social business ideas that could be converted into real social businesses.


The program and activities:

–          Selection of participants – by September 20th, 2013

–          Four week online preparatory phase – October 2013

–          Face to face workshop – November

–          Awareness raising activities on social business training for selected local disseminators, including start-up centres and employment services. – December 2013

How to apply:

Send your CV, short motivation letter, and a rough social business idea, in English to Deadline for applications: September 20, 2013. Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered as valid. Only selected candidates will be contacted. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The participation fee is 1.000 MKD!

ZIP is looking forward to receiving your applications!

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