During the last 15 years, the interest in social entrepreneurship as a strategy to meet different challenges in society has grown continuously. In different countries it has developed differently, depending on economical, political, social and cultural contexts.

Today, social entrepreneurship has reached a level of maturity, and several more or less global trends can be identified - in research, policymaking and not least in the practice of social entrepreneurship itself.

Fredrik Björk a lecturer in Social Innovation and Environmental Science at the Department for Urban Studies, Malmö University will arrive directly from Sweden to share his knowledge, insights and ideas with Vilnius Community. Fredrik Björk is locally is also engaged as a board member of Yalla Trappan, a social enterprise, and the Center for Public Entrepreneurship, a third sector initiative to support civic entrepreneurial initiatives in the region on Skåne.


In 2014 Björk was part of the team that developed an Agenda for an ecosystem for social innovation in Sweden, an initiative financed by VINNOVA, the Swedish governement’s innovation agency. Some months back, Björk joined the Global Wellbeing Lab, a network of people from different parts of society, and all corners of the world.

The lab focus on how leadership and organisations can develop beyond the narrow metrics of GDP, towards an approach were the wellbeing of people and ecosystems are at the center. The Lab is a joint initiative by the MIT-based Presencing Institute, GIZ’s Global leadership academy and the Gross National Happiness Center in Bhutan.

fb 7.06.2016 Social Campaigns: looking into sustainability and conscious leadership Lund, Sheweden

Two international youth organizations, AIESEC and Youth to Youth Initiative (Y2Y) collaborated to create this highly interesting event that will take place on 7th of June at Café Athen.

Social campaigns is a very broad term which can include social media campaigns, street action or so called flashmobes, social events or any other activity which aim is to raise awareness on an important issue/problem in our society.

In this event you will:

find out about the problems people face while doing a campaign and two major problems coming along with a social campaign execution:

1) How do we make our campaigns sustainable: both financially and long-term campaigning?

2) How do we do a campaign in a conscious way and don‘t bring destruction to the society?

  • get a chance to network with like-minded people;

  • have a fika while chit-chatting and discussing about social campaigns and the ways of bringing collective consciousness, mindfulness and sustainability in the society.

fb 31.05.2015 Social Entrepreneurship for Youth Brunch with Céline Bouton Sint-Gillis, Belgium