Social Leader Forum 2016

Deadline: 10 September 2016
Open to: 
participants above 18 who come from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, and Turkey
Venue: 29 September- 5 October 2016 in Georgia and 4-11 December 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey


Creative Development Center in cooperation with CRISP e.V and with financial support of Black Sea trust and Erasmus + is recruiting representatives from Public, NGO and (Social) Business sectors to participate in the Social Leader Forum 2016 in order to discuss and exchange on the issue of social entrepreneurship and its role in integration of vulnerable groups into society, especially when it comes to the labor market. As experience shows, there is an urgent need for all sectors to combine their strength and experiences in order to tackle the issue.

In order to reach program goals the project foresees the following activities:

  • Kick off meeting – 29 September- 5 October, Georgia.
    The participants meet to exchange on their expertise in order to develop networks for future cooperation. The participants will get input on building cross-sector/cross-border cooperation and plan the next steps, which is the implementation of local initiatives in the region. The meeting is visited by representatives of public as well as business sector.
  • Local activities  October-November
    The participants develop and conduct project ideas that are either cross border or cross sector. The project ideas should include further plan for sustainable development of cooperation. They get seed funding from the program in order to implement the projects before the Forum.
  • Forum – 4-11 December, Istanbul, Turkey
    During the Forum the participants present their projects, evaluate their local activities and meet representatives of other sectors. This meeting is mainly focused on presenting local actions, for their further development and building partnerships. Is planned to be invited important actors from business, CSO and public sectors, who are potential supporters of such initiatives. Besides that, the final meeting will include an Alumni forum, in order to connect new fellows with alumni of previous years.


  • Participants coming from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, and Turkey;
  • There is no age limit, but a minimum age of 18.


All expenses are covered including travel and accommodation. There is NO participation Fee.

How to apply?

If you are interested to become part of the project, please fill in the online application form until 10 September 2016.

All questions shall be addressed to: /+995593197219.

For more information, please check out the official call.

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