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How does Ashoka work?
What we do and Why
In a nutshell, Ashoka creates networks of social innovators to tackle the world´s most pressing societal problems. They are Changemakers. No matter how old they are or what their profession is, they feel empowered to lead a change for the common good.
How we find Social Entrepreneurs
Within Ashoka CEE we manage to find new Social Entrepreneurs by mapping and visualizing networks of changemakers and open source innovations. In our selection process, we evaluate five important aspects: the new idea, the social impact, the entrepreneurial spirit, the creative potential and the ethical fiber. If elected, these Social Entrepreneurs become Ashoka Fellows. Find out more about our Ashoka Fellows.
How we support Social Entrepreneurs
Ashoka Fellows receive an individual stipend from our international network that covers living expenses for a three-year period. This enables Fellows to concentrate fully on the development of their projects. In addition to this stipend, we give our Fellows access to our network of investors, pro-bono partners and pro-bono consultants. Find out more about our partners.
How we foster the ecosystem
It takes a village to raise a child: In 2013 Ashoka CEE identified fostering supportive ecosystems for changemakers as one of its priorities. Together with partners, we have been co-facilitating existing ecosystem initiatives in several countries and visualized them on the ecosystem map. Since then, we co-developed many ecosystem projects in our CEE regions. Find out more about our programs.
Who is in the network
Today our network counts 3,500+ Ashoka Fellows, in over 80 countries. 177 of them come from Central and Eastern Europe. In every country where we operate, our network unites like-minded entrepreneurial people from across sectors who join forces and together advance solutions to social problems. Find out more about our world.
How are rats useful in locating land mines? Why is it good to get to know yourself in extreme situations? Read the fascinating, moving and astounding stories of our Ashoka Fellows.
Become a Partner
Our partners are the pioneers and enablers of social change. By making much-needed resources available, they support the work of Ashoka and our Fellows. If you would like to become a part of this network, you can learn more about the different possibilities here.
Become A Fellow
Are you currently active as a social entrepreneur or do you know someone in your field with a groundbreaking idea? You can read more about the selection criteria and nominate someone here.
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Our Ashoka Fellows
Changemakers from five countries
present their work