social entrepreneurship

RTS: "Selling bagels to assist victims of violence"

Sunday, May 12, 2019, 09:55 -> 10:03
Source: RTS
Author: Visnja Visnjic Milic
 
Selling bagels to assist victims of violence​
 
There is an alternative for those whose favorite breakfast is not burek. It was created in the organization "Atina" when they began producing bagels. All profits from this pastry sale is directed toward assistance to victims of violence and human trafficking. How they decided to make such a step and how challenging it is to run a social enterprise in Serbia.  
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Žene na prekretnici: Bagel Bejgl at a panel discussion on social entrepreneurship

On November 25, 2018, Association Žene na prekretnici organized a panel discussion "Challenges, Results, Plans: Social Entrepreneurship as a Model for Economic Empowerment and Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups", as part of the Serbian Visions multicongress. The panel included Marija Radovanović from the German Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ), mentor and trainer Sonja Dakić, Milica Gudović from social enterprise Bagel Begl, Ivanka Stamenović from Ekobag, Vladica Jovanović from Brodoto, while the panel was moderated by journalist Maja Kukavica.

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Bagel Bejgl at the Social Innovators Conference

On October 2, 2017, the second Social Innovators Conference was held in Skopje, hosted by Social Impact Lab and Association Public. This Conference was inspired by the idea that social innovation can bring positive inspiration and transformation to a community. Many important actors from the region participated in the panel discussion, including State Secretary of the Republic of Slovenia, Tadej Slapnik, and the president of Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN) Krisztina Tora.

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While eating bagels in Belgrade, you are helping victims of human trafficking

Whenever any of my friends returns from abroad, especially from the US, they keep talking for days and days about the bagel they ate there, fantastic bagel, the best, which, as such, does not exist anywhere else in the world. All the TV series, in which groomed lawyers are chewing a delicious, creamy bagel with coffee for breakfast, while rushing to a meeting with a client, and my pathetic attempts to make them myself... All this has come to an end, because (for a year now) I have been smothering myself in bagels in the middle of Belgrade. Salty, sweet, wholemeal.

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