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Creative cities: Innovation for urban challenges (Warsaw, 21 - 23 March 2010)

The Creative Cities: Innovation for Urban Challenges workshop was held on 21-23 March in Warsaw and aimed to support the management and delivery of social enterprises from several European countries.  It was meant for social entrepreneurs – people who have started enterprises that pioneer some product or service fulfilling an important and still unmet social need.

The workshop centred around four themes: the business idea of a social enterprise, its profitability, management and sustainability. It showcased best practice in a sequence of master classes run by some of Europe’s leading social, creative and civic entrepreneurs. Participants had an opportunity to exchange ideas on how to deal with challenges their enterprises face.

Find out more in our blog.

Partners of the event were:

Media patronage of the event had been taken over by:

What is a social enterprise?

Author: David Barrie

Social enterprises are businesses trading for social and environmental purposes. Many commercial businesses would consider themselves to have social objectives, but social enterprises are distinctive because their social and/or environmental purpose is absolutely central to what they do – their profits are reinvested to sustain and further their mission for positive change.

David Barrie, the renowned designer, producer and director of urban renewal, citizen involvement and media projects, is the programme director of the Creative Cities: Innovation for Urban Challenges event in Warsaw.

You can read more about him below.