SEFORÏS at Georgia Summer School

Bogdan Prokopovych & Davis Plotnieks

Bogdan Prokopovych & Davis Plotnieks

On September 4, 2014, Davis Plotnieks and Bogdan Prokopovych from the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), Stockholm School of Economics delivered a presentation on the SEFORIS project at the International Summer School on Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability in Emerging Markets held at Tbilisi State University, Georgia and organized by the OIKOS Foundation.

In the presentation, Plotnieks and Prokopovych explained the aims and benefits of the SEFORIS project, the latest research on social entrepreneurship and an integrated framework of research for social entrepreneurship and its financing modes. Plotnieks and Prokopovych presented examples of how academic research can help practitioners and researchers understand the complex field of social entrepreneurship and social finance.

Plotnieks was also recognized as one of the three winners of the best social entrepreneurship case studies, for his case “Engaging Young Mothers in the Marketplace: The Case of Latvian Social Enterprise MAMMU“.

The International Summer School was dedicated to social entrepreneurship topics where students from 18 different countries from Europe, Asia and North America acquired knowledge on social entrepreneurship, social finance and social innovation. Participants also discussed different business models and case studies of social entrepreneurship from their countries. During the International Summer School, the students worked as business consultants for Georgian social entrepreneurs and provided them with recommendations for their business model improvement.

The presentation of the SEFORIS project in the International Summer School on Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability in Emerging Markets presented by Davis Plotnieks and Bogdan Prokopovych can be found here.