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Mediterranean Program

Join the Ashoka Visionary Program in the Mediterranean!

The Ashoka Visionary Program is a part-time executive program for decision makers in the private and the public sector dealing with social innovations as well as social entrepreneurs. The program enables participants to gain the skills needed to master both entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial challenges and to generate social impact.

The program is designed for social entrepreneurs and Impact Businesses, leaders of non-profit organizations and civil organizations (NGOs), managers in the philanthropic & public sector, executives from B-Corps or Corporates who operate in Mediterranean countries according to this list.

Gibraltar | Spain | France | Monaco | Italy | Malta | Slovenia | Croatia | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Montenegro | Albania | Greece | Turkey | Syria | Cyprus | Lebanon | Israel | Palestine | Egypt | Libya |  Tunisia | Algeria | Morocco


Costs & Stipends

The participation fee for the Ashoka Visionary Program is EUR 10.000.

Stipends for Ashoka Fellows are available!

-> stipends for executives from foundations in your region. EUR 5,000

Apply HERE until October 15th and receive a stipend.

The final application deadline is October 31st.

Please send us your CV + motivational letter why you want to join the program.

Criteria for application: years of work experience, area of expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, innovation & impact

Structure & Content

  • Module 1
    Social Entrepeneurship & Innovation


    Spotting opportunities in the emerging market of social entrepreneurship for new system-changing ideas, social innovations, and collaborations.

  • Module 2
    Impact & Social Business Modeling


    Applying an impact model and impact-oriented business plan for strategy & organizational development.

  • Module 3
    & Scaling Social


    Developing ways to scale and maximize social impact; under-standing financing approaches to increase readiness and to attract funding and financing.

  • Module 4
    New Leadership


    Understanding leadership styles that leverage the changemaker potential of employees within private companies, public institutions and welfare organizations.

  • Module 5
    System Change


    Mobilizing stakeholders, facilitating impact-oriented collaboration and 'decision making’, and enabling system change.

  • Module 6


    Understanding and leveraging the power of private companies, public institutions and traditional welfare organizations.

  • Module 7
    The Art of Storytelling & Marketing


    Designing, crafting and communicating success stories, leveraging
    the power of mass media, and utilizing social media channels.

Team & Partners

Raphaela served as a business consultant until she went on to assist in the creation of the Business School of the University of Vienna (WU Executive Academy). Since 2014 she has been with Ashoka, and has developed the Ashoka Visionary Program.

Raphaela Toncic-Sorinj

Co-Director Ashoka Austria & Director Visionary Program

Enrica Cornaglia

Director Visionary Program MED

Andrea Mörike

Visionary Program MED Manager

Impact Hub in Italy is the main partner of this Ashoka Visionary Program in the Mediterranean, helping to organize, shape and promote the program

Impact Hub Italia

Fact Sheet


Applications for 2021/22 are now open.

Meet our current participants from CEE & East Africa: participants 2020/21

Target group

Professionals and leaders from all sectors

Minimum requirements

  • The desire to become a thought leader and changemaker
  • 5 years of work experience


  • Part-time, 9 months (November-July)
  • 14 days of in-class sessions
  • Tailored fieldwork with a social entrepreneur



Course location



Apply now


Impact Hub in Italy is the main partner of this Ashoka Visionary Program in the Mediterranean, helping to organize, shape and promote the program


EUR 10,000 excl. VAT

Stipends for Ashoka Fellows are available


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